We support the Law Council’s call for an immediate increase in the age of criminal responsibility to 12 years and the introduction of a minimum age of 14 years for the detention of children. The authority for the Law Council’s proposal is the Convention on the Rights of the Child. That Australian law should reflect […]
Following the resounding ‘Yes’ answer to same-sex marriage, ICJ Victoria calls on Parliament to amend the Marriage Act so that civil marriage is available to all couples, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.
The ICJV recently made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the law of contempt. Read the ICJV’s Submission on the Law of Contempt Here
On 11 October 2017, the Hon Robert French AC delivered a speech at the ICJV’s Annual Fundraising Dinner entitled ‘International Law and Human Rights – Is Australia Out on a Limb?’ Read the Speech Here
The International Commission of Jurists expresses its concern over recent actions by Jakarta police and also Indonesian non-state mass organisations that served to intimidate and stigmatise the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia (‘YLBHI’) and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, Lembaga Bantuan Hukum (‘LBH’) in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. ICJ reminds the Government […]