International Innocence Round-up: April 1, 2013


A BBC article on the problems of using informants focuses on US practice, but has implications for other countries.

This includes Singapore

, where those who are facing drug trafficking charges can escape the death penalty by providing police with information.


Phil Locke, science and technology advisor to the Ohio Innocence Project and Duke Wrongful Convictions Clinic,

blogs about the phenomenon of “trial by website” in the Amanda Knox case



The Innocence Network UK

held their spring conference on March 22 in London

. Scientific and legal experts gave presentations on innocence-related topics while representatives from Innocence Projects from around the UK gave updates on their cases.


Miscarriages of Justice UK

launched a website

to highlight wrongful convictions in the United Kingdom.

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