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LIV welcomes report into police accountability and external oversight
LIV welcomes report into police accountability and external oversight

 LIV Media 05 Sep 2018

The LIV welcomes the final report of the parliamentary inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria...

 

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Theatre enhances dialogue
Theatre enhances dialogue

 Kleo Cruse 02 Jul 2018

Law Week initiative, South Sudan Voice, aims to improve understanding of the stresses facing the Sou th Sudanese community...

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Letter to Minister Neville on the Serious Offenders Bill 2018
Letter to Minister Neville on the Serious Offenders Bill 2018

 Lara Freidin 04 Jun 2018

The LIV wrote to Minister Neville outlining its concerns with the human rights implications of post-sentence detention of persons that are already serving sentences for serious violent offences.

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New law catches up
New law catches up

 Law Institute Journal 01 Jun 2018

CLCs have played a role in furthering the rights of young trans people. There is a gradual yet pronounced change happening in access to justice...

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What does it really mean to be a part of an LIV Policy Committee?
What does it really mean to be a part of an LIV Policy Committee?

 LIV Young Lawyers 21 May 2018

As a member of the LIV you have the opportunity to join over 90 committees and contribute your time, knowledge, expertise and passion to law reform, policy advocacy and professional development in a particular area of law...

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MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening
MP calls for Aboriginal treaty at legal opening

 Carolyn Ford 06 Feb 2018

Indigenous disadvantage, in particular the historically high incarceration rates of Aboriginal men, women and children, was the focus of the community opening of the legal year hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) at the County Court this week...

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The independent, low profile third arm of government
The independent, low profile third arm of government

 Justice Emilios Kyrou 01 Dec 2017

The recent case involving three federal ministers demonstrates how contempt of court enables courts to protect their independence and the integrity of the administration of justice...

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Opinion: Modern slavery and business
Opinion: Modern slavery and business

 Sunil Rao 01 Dec 2017

The global effort to combat human rights violations through shared responsibility with business is now widely acknowledged. The view that human rights are an ethical issue solely of concern to...

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Desperate on Nauru
Desperate on Nauru

 Alessandra Di Natale and Sylvie Alston 01 Nov 2017

Right now on Nauru a group of vulnerable asylum seekers are in desperate need of legal help. These traumatised people escaped war and oppression, and there is no legal help available on Nauru...

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Justice Connect turns 25
Justice Connect turns 25

 Carolyn Ford 17 Oct 2017

Professor Gillian Triggs was the keynote speaker at Justice Connect's 25th anniversary dinner...

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Victoria Leads On Human Rights
Victoria Leads On Human Rights

 George Williams & Daniel Reynolds 01 Sep 2017

Many Australians believe our nation already has a national bill of rights, and yet Australia is the only democratic nation without one. It’s time Australia had a Charter of Rights...

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Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016
Inquiry into Freedom of Speech 2016

 Clara Bradley 20 Jun 2017

The LIV submits that the current operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act does not impose unreasonable restrictions upon freedom of speech...

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Rights without remedies
Rights without remedies

 Bill Swannie 01 Jun 2017

An independent review recommended the Charter be amended to allow legal proceedings based on breach of the rights in the Charter. Recent cases illustrate the current difficulties...

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission
Voluntary Assisted Dying Submission

 Administrative Law and Human Rights Section 09 May 2017

The LIV has made a submission to the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying to ensure proposed legislation for voluntary assisted dying in Victoria is clear, workable and in line with the rule of law...

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Call for urgent response to Indigenous prison crisis
Call for urgent response to Indigenous prison crisis

 Fiona McLeod SC 01 May 2017

We must recognise that many of the drivers of Aboriginal imprisonment stem from the Australian legal system itself. Although just 2.5 per cent of the Australian population identify as Indigenous...

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