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Release the Palace Letters – Endorsement of Campaign

RELEASE THE PALACE LETTERS –SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN ICJ Victoria are aware that there is a campaign for the National Archives of Australia to release the ‘Palace letters’, which relate to the dismissal of the Whitlam government.  These documents are withheld from the Australian people at the behest of the Queen. The Palace Letters may contain information pertaining to the […]

ICJ Victoria attendance at DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights 2017

ICJ Victoria were pleased to send a delegate to the DFAT NGO Forum on Human Rights in Canberra on 9 February 2017.  The delegate sent was current Assistant Secretary, Shannon Finegan.  This is a yearly event where the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade consults various members of civil society about fundamental issues of international […]

Ill-Informed Comments on the Role of the AHRC

Media Release 8 November 2016 Recent attacks on the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs, by Prime Minister Turnbull and Mr Tony Morris QC are ill-informed and disappointing. Prime Minister Turnbull has blamed the AHRC for “bringing [a] case against the Queensland students”. Counsel for the Seventh Respondent, Mr […]

Foreign Human Rights Lawyer Appointed to Undertake the Bar Readers’ Course

ICJ Victoria has undertaken to sponsor a foreign human rights lawyer to undertake the Bar Readers’ Course. We are pleased to announce that Indonesian lawyer Mr Alghiffari Aqsa is our appointed candidate to sit the Bar Readers’ Course. Alghiffari Aqsa has been chosen by the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (Lembaga Bantuan Hukum, Jakarta), Professor Tim Lindsey […]

Member opinion paper: Australia and the Rule of Law

Mr Louis A. Coutts, an Honorary Life Member of International Commission of Jurists Victoria, wrote a paper about the Rule of Law in Australia and the societal impacts of the Rule of Law. Mr Coutts has outlined the components of the eight sub-rules outlined by Lord Thomas Bingham. Further the paper also outlines the importance of the […]

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