Collaboration|Bristol: A Bristol Law Club Cultural Event, 25 June13 May 2011The University of Bristol Law Club is holding a multicultural event - Collaboration|Bristol - on the evening of 21 June, 2011. The event includes a global fashion show, cultural performances, food, an auction, raffle, stalls, and an end to the evening with an open dance floor. Money raised by the event will be donated to charitable causes supporting victims of the recent floods in Pakistan and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Bristol Festival of Ideas - Bristol Genius: Naughton, The Innocence Project, 21 May 2011.18 April 2011As part of Bristol Festival of Ideas, the Bristol Genius programme looks at the people and organisations working on breakthrough ideas in the city of Bristol - ones that have the potential to change how we think, live, work, eat, play; that provide new business opportunities; and that can transform the environment, justice and society. Dr Michael Naughton established the Innocence Network UK (INUK) in the School of Law, University of Bristol, in September 2004 to undertake casework, research and communications in the area of wrongful convictions. He talks about this work at a free event at the Arnolfini Gallery, Sat 21 May, 2pm.
Naughton speaks at International Innocence Network Conference 201112 April 2011Michael Naughton, Senior Lecturer in the Law School and SPAIS gave two invited presentations at the first international Innocence Network Conference 'An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction' hosted by the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10th April 2011.
Parents' representation research reveals reality of care proceedings29 March 2011A new study of how the parents of children in care proceedings are represented has provided the first detailed findings for 20 years. The research, led by academics at the University of Bristol and published today, addresses some of the key issues around the operation of the care proceedings process.
Innocence Network UK (INUK) Annual Spring Conference, 25 Mar. 20117 March 2011The Innocence Network UK (INUK) Annual Spring Conference will take place on the 25th March 2011. The conference is organised by Dr Michael Naughton, School of Law and School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), and Gabe Tan, School of Law, University of Bristol.
University of Bristol Innocence Project response to Simon Hall judgment by the Court of Appeal25 January 2011Following a three-day appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice between 7-9 December 2010, the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) handed down its judgment last week dismissing the appeal of Simon Hall and upholding his conviction for the murder of 79-year-old Joan Albert. The University of Bristol Innocence Project has worked on Simon Hall’s case since 2006 and contributed significantly to the referral of his case back to the Court of Appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Colloquium on Interpretivism in International Law, 10 Feb.19 January 2011On 10 February 2011, the Institute for Human Rights, University College London and the School of Law, University of Bristol will hold a colloquium entitled ‘Interpretivism in International Law’. It will be hosted by Macfarlanes LLP.
UoBIP: Naughton and Tan interviewed in The Observer magazine11 January 2011Dr Michael Naughton and Gabe Tan of the University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP), were featured in The Observer Magazine talking to Sarfraz Manzoor about the role of Innocence Projects, and the involvement of the Bristol University Innocence Project in the case of Simon Hall. This was recently referred back to the Court of Appeal, and judgment on whether Hall will have his conviction quashed will be announced this month.