Flinders Symposium on Miscarriages of Justice: Institutional and Systemic Errors in Australia’s Criminal Law

The Flinders Second Symposium on Miscarriages of Justice
Institutional and Systemic Errors in Australia’s Criminal Law

24-25 November 2017 – Flinders University City Campus, Victoria Square, Adelaide

Keynote speaker – The Honourable Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC

Special GuestsHenry Keogh and Gordon Wood

Wrongful Convictions and What they Mean: For Me and For You – Henry Keogh
Henry’s murder conviction was overturned in South Australia after 21 years when it was established in 2014 that the crime for which he was convicted had not occurred

What Does “Compensation” for Wrongful Convictions Mean? – Gordon Wood
Gordon is awaiting judgment in his claim for wrongful conviction – his conviction was overturned in NSW in 2012

Derek Bromley’s appeal will be heard in the Court of Appeal in Adelaide from 23-25 October 2017.
If the judges’ announce a favourable verdict in time for our Symposium, Mr Bromley has indicated that he would like to join us also


How Do We Exclude “junk science” in Criminal Trials and Appeals?
Professor Gary Edmond, University of New South Wales Law School, Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Why the Institutional Reluctance to Acknowledge Wrongful Convictions?
Professor Ian Coyle, Visiting Professorial Fellow, Centre of Forensic Excellence, Bond University. Professor Coyle gave expert evidence as a psychologist in the Derek Bromley appeal

The New Statutory Right of Appeal – an update in the light of R v Van Beelen (awaiting decision from the High Court) Bibi Sangha, Associate Professor, Flinders University and Bob Moles, Adjunct Principal Researcher, Flinders University and Networked Knowledge

Implementing A National Exonerations Register for Australia
Professor David Hamer, Sydney University Law School

The Role of Australia’s Innocence Projects:
Lynne Weathered, Lecturer and Director, Griffith University Innocence Project
Dr Celine Van Golde, Sydney University Innocence Project

Challenges for Advocates in Wrongful Conviction Cases
Barbara Etter, Former Assistant Commissioner of Police WA, Former Integrity Commissioner Tasmania, Barrister and Solicitor, Tasmania; Adjunct Professor Edith Cowan University

A Strategic Plan for Dealing with Wrongful Convictions
Bill Rowlings / Dr Kristine Klugman, Civil Liberties Australia

Who should attend?

Anyone working in or with an interest in wrongful convictions and the shortcomings of the criminal justice system.
The content will be relevant to legal professionals, members of the judiciary, public servants, scholars, students and the general public.

For Legal Professionals attending Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points are granted

Cost of Attending

Cost includes morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch on friday
Standard Fee: Friday $145 Saturday $80
Student / concession fee: Friday $40 Saturday $15

An updated and detailed schedule of speakers will be made available as soon as confirmations are obtained

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