Media Release: Australia is a Safe Haven for Perpetrators of Atrocities and Must Establish a Permanent, Specialised International Crimes Unit
Following revelations of the presence of alleged Rwandan perpetrators of genocide in Australia, ACIJ has reiterated its call for a dedicated, specialised unit be established to more effectively investigate these international crimes.
MEDIA RELEASE: Australia has a duty to prevent genocide in Gaza and act to implement ICJ ruling that Israel’s actions in Gaza are a plausible genocide
In a historic decision, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that South Africa’s claim that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza is plausible. ACIJ calls on the Australian Government to issue a public statement welcoming this decision and committ to complying with its duty to prevent genocide.
Letter: Australia should support South Africa’s application at the ICJ alleging Israeli breaches of the Genocide Convention against Palestinians in Gaza
On 9 January 2024, the Australian Centre for International Justice wrote to the Prime Minister, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Attorney-General requesting the Australian Government provide its full support to South Africa’s application at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Israel alleging breaches under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza.
Letter to Minister for Home Affairs, the Attorney-General and the AFP Commissioner, regarding Australian nationals joining the Israel Defense Forces.
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Alleged violation of UK sanctions by Australian-linked mining company in Myanmar
20 November 2023 JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Alleged violation of UK sanctions by Australian-linked mining company in Myanmar REDRESS, Justice For Myanmar and the Australian Centre for International Justice have submitted a dossier of evidence to the Governor of the British...
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Palestinian human rights organisations launch court action to reveal ‘secret’ arms exports from Australia to Israel
Palestinian human rights groups, Al-Haq, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) have launched legal action in the Federal Court of Australia. The human rights groups seek access to all permits allowing the export of arms and weapons to Israel that have been granted by the Minister for Defence since 7 October 2023. The application is supported by the Australian Centre for International Justice (ACIJ).
This is the first legal challenge attempting to shed light on arms exports permits in Australia.
A joint statement released today signed by more than 80 civil society organisations in Australia calls on the Australian government to act on the escalating humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
In the statement, the organisations ask for Australia to immediately call for a ceasefire and for an end to the targeting of civilians in Gaza.
MEDIA RELEASE: Launch of Policy Paper ‘Challenging Impunity: Why Australia Needs a Permanent, Specialised International Crimes Unit’
28 September 2023 The Australian Centre for International Justice has launched the landmark policy paper, ‘Challenging Impunity: Why Australia Needs a Permanent, Specialised International’ Crimes Unit’. The paper explores the rise in domestic accountability processes...
Joint Media Release: Civil society, journalists, unions, lawyers and ex-judges call for an end to whistleblower prosecutions
12 September 2023 Joint Media Release: Civil society, journalists, unions, lawyers and ex-judges call for an end to whistleblower prosecutions More than 70 organisations and individuals have signed a letter to the Australian government, published in newspapers today,...