Leading speakers will discuss the role of expert witnesses, the development of an exonerations registry, the role of innocence projects the psychology of wrongful convictions and the need for legal and institutional reforms.
New rights of criminal appeal have been established in South Australia and Tasmania, and Western Australia has the matter under consideration.
As a result, Henry Keogh’s conviction in South Australia was overturned after he had served 21 years in prison; he will speak about his experience. Derek Bromley’s appeal before the South Australian Court of Appeal will be heard in October; he has served 34 years in prison. Gordon Wood, awaiting judgement in his claim for compensation for his wrongful conviction in New South Wales, will also speak about his experience.
Deb McBratney deb.mcbratney [at] flinders.edu.au or telephone 08 8201 3307