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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

Media Release opposing the questioning of judicial integrity

CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA RELEASE On Tuesday 17 November, in a 4:1 majority decision, the Court of Appeal stated that the Victorian baseline sentencing laws are ‘incurably defective’. Shadow attorney-general, Mr John Pesutto MP, has provided statements to The Age and The Herald Sun disagreeing with the decision made by the Court.  He expressed that the Court’s decision […]

ICJ Victoria Position Paper on Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy

READ THE ICJ VICTORIA COUNTER-TERRORISM POSITION PAPER ICJ Victoria is pleased to publish our position paper on the need to augment the current counter terrorism strategy with context-specific deradicalisation, rehabilitation and prevention programmes. Executive Summary The International Commission of Jurists Victoria (ICJV) calls on the Governments of Australia to support alternative means of countering violent extremism […]

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