The International Commission of Jurists Australia calls on Governments to end Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

“There is no evidence that laws imposing mandatory minimum sentencing has any effect on reducing crime but does serious harm to intellectually, socially and economically deprived persons. It also particularly affects the young and a significant percentage of the Aboriginal community,” said John Dowd AO QC, president International Commission of Jurists Australia.  Read the Press Release HERE.

The International Commission of Jurists Australia today released a research paper analysing the effect of compulsory minimum sentencing in Australia and calls for an end to such laws. The paper was prepared with pro-bono assistance from legal firm DLA Piper.  Read the research paper HERE.


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