ICJ Australia

ICJ Australia – International Commission of Jurists

ICJA Press Release: Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW)

The President of the ICJ Australia, The Hon John Dowd AO QC, issued a press release on the 11 October 2017 in relation to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW): “We urge Members of Parliament to support and pass the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (NSW) and...

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Submission on powers relating to questioning warrants and questioning and detention warrants under the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (Cth) and control orders under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth)

The ICJA drafted a submission on powers relating to questioning warrants and questioning and detention warrants under the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (Cth) and control orders under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) for the National Security...

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Re: Cobaw Decision in Victorian Court of Appeal

The ICJ Victoria has reported that the Court of Appeal decision of Christian Youth Camps Limited & Ors v Cobaw Community Health Services Limited & Ors [2014] VSCA 75 (16 April 2014) is available on the www.austlii.edu.au website.  The ICJ Australia's amicus...

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ICJA Press Release on Mandatory Sentencing – 20 May 2015

The council of the ICJ Australia resolved to condemn the increase in the use of mandatory minimum sentencing which erodes the independence of the judiciary in applying the laws set to fix penalty for crime.   "Increasing mandatory sentencing to a larger number of...

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The Sri Lanka Evidence Project – E-Bulletin- December 2016

This week the UN Committee Against Torture published the concluding observations of its recent review of Sri Lanka regarding ongoing human rights abuses in the country. In addition, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has noted that...

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Refugee and Casework Service (RACS)

RACS is a specialist community legal centre which for over two decades has assisted asylum seekers in the community and in detention centres all over Australia.

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