What is the Innocence Project and when was it first established in Ireland? The first Innocence Project was established by civil rights lawyers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufield at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 1992. Since then, the number of innocent projects have grown and there are currently 68Read More
What is a miscarriage of justice?
A miscarriage of justice is based on a wrongful conviction by a court of law. The following are amongst the primary factors that lead to wrongful convictions in the cases of miscarriages of justice: eyewitness misidentification; negligence; overstated or faulty scientific evidence false confessions; and the use of prison informants; police or prosecutorial misconduct ARead More
Who does the Irish Innocence Project assist?
Who does the Irish Innocence Project assist? The Irish Innocence Project helps clients who may be currently serving prison sentences, but who claim factual innocence. The Project may also assist others who have been released and still maintain innocence. Potential clients must have exhausted all of the post-conviction appeals procedures and must be in aRead More