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Educational Opportunities for Patients

Download Flyer here: CJC Education for Patients Flyer 2021 See our full report here: CJC Educational Opportunities for Patients 2021 Access to education is now available for people in locked hospitals regardless of where they are, or their previous educational experience. University courses and programs are now accessible without the need for Internet or any …

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Mental Patient’s Education Win Thwarted

Media release: August 3, 2012 “Mental health patient Saeed Dezfouli who won a court challenge to study law whilst being held in the Forensic Hospital, has been refused the tools necessary to do the course. His lawyer has advised him to return to court to assert his right in practice. This situation provides an insight into how …

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Meeting with East Timor Consul-General 3rd February 2021

On Wednesday, 3rd of February 2021, Justice Action facilitated a meeting between East Timor Consul-General Luciano Valentim Da Conceicao and the President of the Community Justice Coalition and International Commission of Jurists, The Hon John Dowd AO QC. In the meeting, there were several points that importantly highlighted the agreement to collaborate and support the …

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Current Law and Existing Limitations

Currently, LEPRA authorises strip-searches upon ‘reasonable grounds’ of necessity, urgency and existing circumstances. With the criteria of ‘reasonable grounds’ undefined and vague, strip-searches are conducted inconsistently and are therefore an arbitrary use of power. Additionally, police are permitted to use ‘reasonable force’ in conducting strip-searches. With this also vague, strip-searches are subject to further vulnerability, …

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