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What is the evidence of wrongful convictions in capital cases? Can universal procedural safeguards fully eliminate the risk of wrongful conviction? What is the power of ‘soft laws’ and policies from above? What role is there for investigative journalism and campaigning organisations? Does effective litigation in individual cases help the wider cause? Or do we need to accept that the justice system is essentially flawed and that innocent people will be executed while the death penalty is retained? This one-day seminar brings together academics, NGOs, students, and others with expertise and interest in capital punishment and wrongful conviction to consider

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