Our attention has been drawn to a summary of the proceedings of a joint conference organised by the Association of Prison Lawyers (APL) and Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) which was hosted by Matrix Chambers, London, in January 2011.
The summary was written by Gabe Tan, Casework manager for the Innocence Projects.
The conference heard from a number of distinguished academics and practitioners and covered the following areas:-
- Assessing and Addressing the Problem [of Maintaining Innocence] delivered by Dr Michael Naughton
- The Research on False Confessions (& Memory Distrust Syndrome) delivered by Professor Gisli H. Gudjonsson
- PSO 4700, Chapter 4 delivered by Simon Creighton, Solicitor, Bhatt Murphy
- PSI 33/2009 delivered by Nick Armstrong, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
- The Parole Board Amendments Rules & Compatibility with the Convention delivered by Flo Krause, Barrister, Meritz Chambers
- The Parole Board’s Perspective On “Denial” delivered Terry McCarthy, Head of Casework, Parole Board
Some of these subject areas are also touched on INUK website.
The paper will be of particular interest to those in prison (and their supporters), who maintain their innocence.
The summary of the proceedings can be found here (pdf file)