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The International Commission of Jurists Australian Section (ICJ(AS)) is a non-governmental, non-political section of the ICJ Geneva established in 1958.
Its members include judges, lawyers, law academics and law students. Its objectives are, by various means, to protect and sustain the rule of law and promote the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms particularly in Australasia, the Pacific and South-East Asia.
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Judge Nasrin Dost, centre front row, was formerly the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Kabul Province in Afghanistan. The ICJ(AS) assisted her to leave Afghanistan and settle in Sydney. She attended a meeting at Legal Aid NSW on 2 May 2023 to establish a paralegal...
ICJ Bangkok Office Collaborates with Timor Leste for Future Judicial Training and Women’s Access to Justice
ICJ(AS) joined an ICJ Bangkok office mission to Timor Leste in January 2023. The mission was to scope future training for the Timorese judiciary and women's access to justice. The photo is of the ICJ team (including Liz Biok) with the President of the Court of Appeal....
In 2006, the International Commission of Jurists Australia (ICJAS) was invited by the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) to visit the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB) to determine the feasibility of assisting the ABG in developing a Bougainville...
In January 2003 a delegation of ICJ(AS) members, together with Margaret Piper of the Refugee Council of Australia, travelled to PNG to assess the situation of refugees from West Papua living in that country. At that time PNG was not a party to the Refugee Convention....
The letter can be read here: Letter to NSW AG – Regarding Minimum Age 05-05-23
The letter can be read here: NSWCCL Andrew Giles re Rohingya Refugees – 03-05-23
The letter can be read here: Letter to Penny Wong - Humanitarian Crisis in West Papua - 26-04-23
The letter can be read here: Premier - Uluru Statement From Heart - 21-04-23
The letter can be read here: Assange Letter to Hon Anthony Albanese MP