Wrongful Conviction Day
Griffith University Innocence Project joins other projects internationally in acknowledging 2 October 2017 as Wrongful Conviction Day - a day to acknowledge the terrible trauma and emotional cost that the wrongful conviction of innocent people brings to individuals, families and society more broadly. This is the fourth annual day.
Wrongful Conviction Day began as an effort of the Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions, and supporting the exonerated after they are freed.
For more information about the Innocence Network, please see: http://innocencenetwork.org/
What we do
- We are committed to freeing innocent persons who have been wrongly convicted in Australia.
- We will take on cases where initial investigations support inmates' assertions that they have been wrongly convicted and where innocence may be established through the use of DNA technology.
Griffith University Innocence Project is committed to freeing innocent persons who have been wrongly convicted.
- By working to correct failures in our criminal justice system, we will foster an Australian legal culture that champions the defence of the innocent, and helps protect the marginalised and oppressed.
- Through working with law students, the Project will invest in lawyers of the future who uphold the values of truth in justice.
Freedom is something that can be taken for granted. Until it is taken away. - Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter