INUK Training and Events

INUK Spring Training Conference, Friday, 28 March 2014

Venue: White & Case LLP

Time: 1pm – 7pm

Address: 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW

We are grateful to White & Case LLP for hosting this event.

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8th INUK Annual Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 1-2 November 2013

VENUE: University of Sheffield

We are grateful to University of Sheffield for hosting this event.

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INUK Spring Training Conference, Friday, 22 March 2013

Venue: White & Case LLP

Time: 1pm – 7pm

Address: 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW

We are grateful to White & Case LLP for hosting this event.

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7th INUK Annual Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 23-24 November 2012

VENUE: This event is hosted by Norton Rose LLP, London.

We are grateful to Lexis Nexis for sponsoring this event.

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INUK Spring Training Conference, 27 April 2012

We are grateful that Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is, again, supporting INUK by hosting this event.
It will be held at their London Office: City Place House 55 Basinghall Street London EC2V 5EH

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Helping the Innocent: INUK Symposium on the Reform of the Criminal Cases Review Commission

DATE: 30 March 2012
VENUE: Norton Rose LLP, London

We are grateful to Norton Rose LLP for hosting this event.

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INUK Innocence Projects Directors’ Day, 4 February 2012

Theme: Making progress on cases as a network
Date: 4 February 2012
Time: 11 am to 3.30 pm
Venue: School of Law, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RJ
This meeting for for Staff Directors of INUK member innocence projects only.

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6th INUK Annual Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 25-26 November 2011
We are grateful that Norton Rose LLP, London, is supporting INUK by hosting this event.

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INUK Spring Training Conference, 25 March 2011

We are grateful that Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is again supporting INUK by hosting this event.
It will be held at their London Office: City Place House 55 Basinghall Street London EC2V 5EH
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5th INUK Annual Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 19th – 20th November 2010
We are grateful that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London, is again supporting INUK by hosting this event.

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INUK Spring Training Conference 12th March 2010

We are grateful that Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is supporting INUK by hosting this event.
It will be held at their London Office: City Place House 55 Basinghall Street London EC2V 5EH

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The Innocence Projects Day

The Innocence Projects Day coincides, annually, with National Pro Bono Week. It invites staff and students from the 20+ member university innocence projects to undertake a pro bono activity sich as reach out to their local communities between the 9-13 November 2009 to educate the public about the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of the innocent, which led to the establishment of the Innocence Network UK (INUK) and its member innocence projects.

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4th Annual INUK Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 30th – 31st October 2009
VENUE: We are grateful that Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London is supporting INUK by hosting this event.

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INUK Event: From Death Row to Freedom

Two high-profile victims of wrongful imprisonment, including a man who narrowly avoided execution, will be speaking about their experiences and the difficulties they faced in putting their lives back together after their release, at a free public talk next week. The event, hosted by the University of Bristol’s Innocence Project, will take place on Monday 12 October.

John Thompson spent 14 years on death row at Louisiana State Penitentiary, USA, for a crime he did not commit. During that time he survived seven execution dates before finally being exonerated of murder in 2003 after a disclosure from the lead prosecutor, who confessed he had concealed blood evidence which could prove John’s innocence. John left the penitentiary with a small bag of possessions and $10, given to exiting inmates by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections for bus fare.

John is also the founder and director of the fledgling non-profit, Resurrection After Exoneration (RAE). When he was exonerated in 2003, John quickly saw that fellow exonerees coming home from prison were struggling and that they needed a support network if they were to succeed and be real advocates for change in the criminal justice system. In response to this, he founded RAE, the first exoneree-run re-entry initiative in the country. Echoing Green, a non-profit organisation dedicated to early-stage social sector investing, awarded John a two-year fellowship and seed money to start RAE.

Paul Blackburn spent 25 years in British prisons maintaining his innocence from the age of 15, before finally his conviction of attempted murder was overturned in 2005.

Each will be providing their own account of the effects of wrongful imprisonment on their families and wider community. They will also be joined by Emily Maw, Director of the Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO), who will talk about the work of the IPNO, the battle to prove Thompson’s innocence, and the many other cases that she and her team have overturned and are currently involved with.

Dr Michael Naughton, Director of the University of Bristol Innocence Project, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to hear about the damage that is caused by wrongful convictions, and to learn about the importance of the Innocence Project at Bristol in trying to help free innocent people who are languishing in our prisons.

“It also highlights the growing role that the University is playing in linking together with international innocence project members, to raise awareness of this global problem and share ideas about how to overturn wrongful convictions.”

The event, hosted by the University of Bristol’s Innocence Project, based within the University’s School of Law, was the first innocence project in the UK. The project involves students working on real cases concerning long-term prisoners who maintain their innocence, have exhausted the criminal appeals system and have no legal aid.

The talk will take place on Monday 12 October from 6 pm at the University in the Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Building, Tyndall Avenue, Clifton, Bristol.

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INUK Event: Presentation by Professor Greg Hampikian hosted by QEB Hollis Whiteman

DATE: 8th June 2009
LOCATION: Arundel House, London

Dr. Hampikian, Professor of Biology in Biose State University in Idaho, is one of the foremost DNA experts in the United States. He has played an instrumental role in several DNA exonerations, including Robert Clark who spent 24 years in prison for a rape he had not committed; and Clarence Harrison who spent 17 years serving a life-sentence for rape until DNA evidence proved his innocence. He currently serves as the Director of the Idaho Innocence Project and DNA expert for the Georgia Innocence Project. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at national conferences and has been interviewed by leading news organisations such Good Morning America, Fox News, CNN, and the Wall Street Journal. (For full biography of Dr. Hampikian, see http://biology.boisestate.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty/greg-hampikian/).

In this event, Dr. Hampikian will be speaking about his experiences as a forensic scientist working on alleged innocence cases, shedding light on the importance and need of an ‘innocence approach’ to investigate alleged wrongful convictions in the UK. By drawing from his extensive experience in successfully exonerating innocent prisoners through DNA, his presentation focuses on how to work on alleged innocence cases that have exhausted the criminal appeals system and the need for creativity and to look beyond the confines of the existing criminal justice process in such cases.

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INUK Spring Training Conference 24th April 2009

We are grateful that Freshfields will host our INUK Spring Meeting/Student Conference on Friday 24th April. It will take place at their Fleet Street offices in London. Registration is from 1-1.30pm and Mark Ellison QC, QEB Hollis Whiteman, is our guest speaker.

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The Innocence Projects Day

The Innocence Projects Day coincides, annually, with National Pro Bono Week. It invites staff and students from the 20+ member university innocence projects to reach out to their local communities between the 10-14 November 2008 to educate the public about the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of the innocent, which led to the establishment of the Innocence Network UK (INUK) and its member innocence projects.

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3rd Annual INUK Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 24th – 26th October 2008
VENUE: Cardiff Law School, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
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INUK Spring Training Conference 2008 / Signing of Attorney General’s Pro Bono Protocols

We are pleased to report an exciting new development for the INUK, and to celebrate this we’d like to invite our staff member contacts and key students from all member universities to London to mark this.

The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, has agreed to attend a Reception at our INUK Spring Meeting on 15 April 2008 for INUK’s formal Protocol signing.

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2nd INUK Research Symposium

Prisoners Maintaining Innocence
School of Law, University of Bristol
18 March 2008
The second INUK Symposium will bring together representatives from all sides of the prisoners maintaining innocence conundrum to discuss, critically, what might be done to help them make progress through their sentences and achieve release.

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2nd Annual INUK Training Conference for Innocence Projects

DATE: 2nd – 4th November
VENUE: School of Law, University of Bristol
We are grateful to University of Bristol for hosting this event.

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Innocence Projects Directors Meeting

First Meeting of affiliated innocence project co-ordinators
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 27th June 2007
School of Law, University of Bristol
The meeting will discuss the INUK Constitution; a proposed INUK Innocence Projects Committee; a proposed INUK Student Committee; and, INUK’s Protocols for affiliated innocence project case work. Note: Funding has been secured to pay all expenses for this meeting to consolidate the INUK.

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Inaugural INUK Research Symposium

The 10th Anniversary of the CCRC
Institute of Public Affairs, University of Bristol
31 March 2007
The Symposium brought together a range of critical ‘voices’ from victim support groups, academics, practitioners and investigative journalists. An edited book from the proceedings will provide a critical companion on the CCRC from these key areas of the miscarriage of justice jigsaw.
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Inaugural INUK Annual Training Conference for Innocence Projects

12th -14th October 2006 at Cardiff
We are grateful to Cardiff University for hosting this event.

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University of Bristol Innocence Project Open Day

30 September 2005
We are grateful to University of Bristol for hosting this event.

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