Innocence Canada held round table discussions on February 10, 2017 in Toronto, ON.
This round table represents the beginnings of the work that is needed to address the reality of wrongful conviction in the criminal justice system.
In attendance at this meeting were multi-disciplined justice system stakeholders from across Canada. The roundtable discussion allowed the stakeholders to engage and deliberate on the topic of how to improve post-conviction review work in Canada, and how to help prevent such miscarriages of justice through legislative and policy based reform.
There were three (3) major subject arears that were addressed:
1) Preventions and Remedies for Wrongful Convictions;
2) Wrongful Convictions of Indigenous People and Marginalized Groups; and
3) The Future Model of Post-Conviction Review Work in Canada.
The overall dialogue was beneficial, resulting in a number of recommendations for improving the justice system.
Please note: Innocence Canada will be releasing recommendations in the coming months.