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ICJA Press Release on Mandatory Sentencing - 20 May 2015

The council of the ICJ Australia resolved to condemn the increase in the use of mandatory minimum sentencing which erodes the independence of the judiciary in applying the laws set to fix penalty for crime.   "Increasing mandatory sentencing to a larger number of offences will eventually erode the independence of the judicial system in the setting of penalties on behalf of the community" said John Dowd AO QC, President of the International Commission of Jurists, Australia.   To read the full Press Release of 20 May 2015 CLICK HERE.