10th Anniversary Conference: "La psychologie des erreurs judiciaires/The Psychology of Wrongful Convictions”

La 10e conférence annuelle du Projet Innocence de l'Université McGill porte sur les causes multiples des erreurs judiciaires en mettant l'accent sur la discrimination et les préjugés raciaux et ethnoculturels, les faux aveux, les pratiques parfois douteuses des forces policières et de la Couronne ainsi que sur la faillibilité des témoins oculaires. This topic was chosen in keeping with our mandate to direct more efforts toward the prevention of wrongful convictions with an emphasis on educating the public about the causes of wrongful convictions and the ease with which they can occur.

Speakers

James Lockyer: Lockyer has been a criminal lawyer for 37 years. Since 1992, the majority of his practice has involved unravelling wrongful convictions. Mr. Lockyer is a founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), a Canada-wide organization that advocates for the wrongly convicted.

Selwyn A. Pieters: Pieters has appeared at all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada in Fraser v. Ontario and Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (2015). Prior to entering private practice, Pieters was a Refugee Protection Officer at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.

Evelyn Maeder: Dr. Maeder is the Director of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Carleton University in Ottawa.  Dr. Maeder’s work investigates the influence of social psychological principles in legal decision-making.  Primarily, she examines factors (both legal and extralegal) related to jurors’ decisions in criminal trials.

Location & Time

The event will take place in the Moot Court (NCDH 100) at the McGill Faculty of Law on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5:30PM - 8:00PM, followed by a cocktail reception.

5:30 - 6:30 PM Dinner

6:30 - 8:00 PM Panel and Q&A with the audience

8:00 - 9:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Reservations

This event is open to the public but we ask that everyone (McGill community members included) please RSVP by Wednesday, February 17, 2016, using this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nMI5ssx5upRXJtqmiF7QZ421qijETi9J7kmFKI470GY/viewform?c=0&w=1

Accreditation

Événement accrédité de 3.25 heures pour la Formation Continue du Barreau du Québec.