How should police complaints be investigated in Victoria?

Justice and Democracy Policy Committee Public Forum:

 

Should police investigate themselves – or is there a better way? 

This is the question that the Victorian ALP’s Justice and Democracy Policy Committee wants to ask you and has organised a an important public policy forum to discuss this critical part of Victoria’s accountability and integrity landscape.
Corinna Horvath, who successfully brought her complaint before the UN Human Rights Committee will be make a rare public appearance at the event and speak about her decades long experience trying to find justice via an inadequate and outdated complaints system.
The forum will include a panel of expert speakers including Tamar Hopkins, Anna Brown, a finalist for the 2016 Australian of the Year Award from the Human Rights Law Centre and Michelle McDonnell, Senior Policy Adviser responsible for police accountability projects at the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

The Forum will be on 6.30pm, Wednesday November 18th  at the AWMU building, 3rd floor 251 Queensberry Street, Carlton

Please RSVP to Committee Secretary alpjandd@gmail.com  or on Facebook here.

Event flyer is available here (PDF)

 

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Speakers:

Corinna HorvathCorinna Horvath, who successfully brought a complaint before the UN Human Rights Committee against Victoria Police and the State of Victoria.

Tamar HopkinsTamar Hopkins, Principal Solicitor and founder of the Police Accountability Project at Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre.

AnnaBrownAnna Brown, Director of Advocacy & Strategic Litigation at the
Human Rights Law Centre and Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.

MM_PSOsMichelle McDonnell, Senior Policy Adviser responsible for Smart Justice and police accountability
projects at the Federation of Community Legal Centres

 

Forum Details: 

6.30pm, Wednesday November 18th

AWMU building, 3rd floor 251 Queensberry Street, Carlton

RSVP to Committee Secretary alpjandd@gmail.com  or on Facebook here.

The Policy Committee is also seeking one page submissions to feed into the policy development process.

For our views on the need for independent investigations see here.

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