Conference on the Presumption of Innocence

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Dr Claire Hamilton of DIT has organised an exciting conference on Saturday November 27th in DIT Aungier Street. The conference will examine the presumption of innocence from a variety of angles. I will be speaking on the day about the innocence rights of those who have served a sentence of imprisonment. Further details follow:

Saturday, November 27 2010
DIT Aungier St campus
9:00 – 3.30
The presumption of innocence has been described as a ‘fundamental
postulate’ of Irish criminal law yet questions may legitimately be raised as
to whether the law significantly deviates from this rhetoric. Recent case law
and legislation have made significant inroads into the innocence rights of
defendants and offenders. In this context, the conference seeks to critically
assess the impact of these reforms and the justifications advanced for them.
The role of the presumption in preventing miscarriages of justice will also be
examined from both an Irish and an international perspective.
Join us for this one day conference where these issues will be explored by a
range of speakers including both practitioners and members of the academic
This conference is open to the public, and is free of charge.
RSVP: email or phone 402 4164
by November 24 to book your place.
For further information email

Conference on the Presumption of Innocence

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