As Canada embarks on the process of establishing an independent Criminal Case Review Commission, this panel discussion will look at post-conviction review systems in various jurisdictions.
Bringing together lawyers from around the world who review claims of wrongful conviction in varying political climates, this 1.5hr webinar will introduce participants to the procedures and legislation supporting post-conviction review work in four jurisdictions. Lawyers from Canada, Australia, Japan and Chile will talk about the post-conviction review system in their own jurisdictions and will discuss some of the obstacles they face in conducting this work. As the Canadian government consults stakeholders on a possible independent commission for wrongful conviction review, this timely presentation will contribute to the discussion about the best model for post-conviction review in Canada.
Our presenters will include Tamara Duncan (criminal law practitioner, Martin + Associates, Case Reviewer for Innocence Canada), Andrés Moreno Bilbao (Former Director General of Judicial Services Chile, Politician, former candidate for Deputy of the Republic of Chile), Robyn Blewer (Lecturer, Griffith Law School and Director, Griffith Innocence Project, Australia), and Kana Sasakura (Professor of Law, Konan University and Director, Innocence Project Japan and Shaken Baby Syndrome Review Project).
Our moderators will be Tamara Levy, Q.C. (UBC Innocence Project) and Stephanie Nowak (Innocence Canada).
This webinar is organized in collaboration with the UBC Innocence Project, Innocence Canada and the International Centre for the Reform of Criminal Law. Participants in this webinar can claim up to 1.5hrs of CPD with LSBC.