Showing 9 of 13 results for Human rights
1 Aug 2019
Law Society objects to retrospective legislation
The ACT Law Society expressed strong opposition to recent changes to specific offences in the Crimes Act and the Firearms Act which the ACT Government intends to apply retrospectively.
25 May 2018
ACT Law Society affirms commitment to reconciliation
The President took the opportunity afforded by the upcoming Reconciliation Day public holiday to reaffirm the Society’s commitment to the national reconciliation movement.
27 Nov 2017
Traditional protections under threat by new police powers
The Law Society expressed dismay at the expansive new crime scene powers conferred on police under the Crimes (Police Powers and Firearms Offence) Amendment Bill 2017.
31 Oct 2017
Concern over increased police powers
Alarm at the breadth of the Bill introduced today dealing with police powers to supposedly address drive-by shootings.
28 Sep 2017
National Interest and the Rule of Law
The 2017 Richardson Oration, delivered by Fiona McLeod SC.
16 Feb 2017
Law Society disappointed by lack of consultation
The Law Society expressed disappointment at the retrospective legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly today that attempted to ensure the validity of certain decisions made in relation to Intensive Correction Orders (ICOs).
3 Feb 2017
50th Anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia
On this significant anniversary of the last judicial execution in Australia, it is important to acknowledge the high quality of the justice system in Australia and in particular, its evolving humanity.
2 Feb 2017
New victims of crime scheme welcomed by ACT Legal Profession
ACT Law Society President Sarah Avery has commended the ACT Government on the new Victims of Crime Scheme.
12 May 2015
The Legal Assault on Australian Democracy
The 2015 Blackburn Lecture, delivered by Professor George Williams AO, an academic specialising in constitutional law at the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales.