Criminal Justice

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In October 2014 the Victorian Law Reform Commission (the Commission) was asked to examine and report on how the law can better prevent organised crime and criminal organisations from infiltrating...
August 3, 2015
Submission
Out of sight, out of mind. Victoria’s prisoners might not get much air time, but their numbers are growing at alarming rates – and with high rates of recidivism and patchy access to rehabilitation...
June 5, 2015
Event
Liberty Victoria is once again very proud to be promoting one of the films at HRAFF this year and taking part in a post film panel discussion.   The film is "Pervert Park". An issue often considered...
April 27, 2015
Event
This bill seeks to prevent unnecessary delays in the reporting of animal cruelty and what are described as ‘illegal interferences in the lawful operation of animal enterprises.’ Whilst Liberty...
March 19, 2015
Submission
Submitted to the Victorian Department of Justice
January 24, 2014
Submission
A reluctance to acknowledge the existence of racial profiling and a misunderstanding of how racism can be part of police practice underscores the need for better education in the Victoria Police,...
August 17, 2013
Press Release
The right not to be tried or punished more than once for an offence is commonly known as the rule against double jeopardy. It is a fundamental principle of the common law and underpins criminal...
January 29, 2009
Policy
It is a fundamental principle of any democratic society that all those living within it have equal access to a justice system where they can expect, and be given, a determination of their rights...
January 29, 2009
Policy
Police powers should be exercised in aid of the rule of law. Persons granted power sometimes abuse it and police are no exception. Since the police exercise significant powers, it is essential for...
January 29, 2009
Policy
The right to liberty is not absolute and persons found guilty of serious crimes can properly be deprived of their liberty. But this should only happen after a fair trial and subject to proper...
January 29, 2009
Policy

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