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Duties to Asylum Seekers

On 6 May 2016, Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court decided that the Minister for Immigration and the Commonwealth of Australia owed a duty of care to an asylum seeker detainee in Nauru.  As a result, she could not be moved to Papua New Guinea to procure an abortion, but must be moved elsewhere for […]

ICJ Victoria Endorses the Judicial Conference of Australia’s Concern regarding Judicial Detention in Turkey

The Judicial Conference of Australia brings to our attention to disciplinary investigations that have begun against a number of judges in Turkey.  These are the results of complaints by the Turkish Interior Ministry’s, alleging that the judges had ruled against the Ministry in a number of administrative cases. 680 judges and prosecutors in Turkey are […]

Open Letter on Offshore Detention

ICJ Victoria is pleased to endorse the open letter from members of the legal profession on offshore detention.  This letter details concerns about the impact of the Australian asylum seeker policy on international law and the rule of law. It is signed by over 50 legal organisations, community legal centres, law firms and individuals from […]

Australia Breaches International Law in Sending Asylum Seekers to Nauru

On 17 February 2016, the International Commission of Jurists Australia condemned the return of 267 asylum seekers to Nauru.  Of the 267 being returned to Nauru, many are children, and a number are in Australia for treatment of.chronic and terminal illnesses.   These actions are a breach of international law. The international law breached include the Universal Declaration of […]

Age Article

Indefinite Detention, Parliament, and the Courts

Mr Louis A. Coutts, an Honorary Life Member of International Commission of Jurists Victoria, had an article published in The Age on 19 January 2016.  The article explains the legislative powers allowing arbitrary indefinite administrative detention regimes in Australia, and subsequent approval by the High Court of Australia. How the High Court Enabled Indefinite Detention

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