"... the law in action is not concerned with absolute truth but with proof before a fallible human tribunal to a requisite standard of probability in accordance with formal rules of evidence..."
Innocence Projects and the Innocence Network UK: A range of different ‘live client’ schemes and activities have already evolved in UK universities under the “Pro Bono” or Clinical Legal Education remits, ranging from provision of initial advice and assistance to full representation. Against this background, “innocence projects”, a new and exciting specialist area of clinical education is emerging within the universities under the banner of the Innocence Network UK (INUK), established in 2004 as the co-ordinating organisation for member innocence projects and to steer the wider ‘innocence projects movement’ in this country. This initiative has been welcomed by criminal lawyers and campaigning groups in the miscarriages of justice community as filling a critical gap in post-conviction investigations of alleged wrongful convictions, whilst at the same time providing a unique hands-on legal educational experience for students.
Welcome to the Zacchaeus Housing Review. This is an on line video journal issued half yearly to provide a locus for housing policy debate in the United Kingdom.
The first issueis entitled "No Place Like Home" and takes its lead from the work undertaken over the last year by Professor Peter Ambrose.
HumanRights TV can credit three major sources which are the seedbed from which it has been created. The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is one of these crucial elements in the creation of this innovatory historical archive. Without the Trust it is almost certain that this archive would not have come into being. This page is the report to the Trust on the 1977 award of a Churchill Travelling Fellowship to Jack Adams.
All organisations require guiding principles with an overall strategy and HumanRights TV is no different. How these principles and strategy are then organised into an operational model is the subject of this page. The existence of HumanRights TV is predicated on a set of fundamental perceptions which are referred to as the Generative Conditions (GC).
When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon on July 20th 1969 there were five million people watching the event live on television. At that time this was the biggest ever live television audience. For those of you who were not alive to witness that event I can try and give you an idea of the world we lived in at that time.
December 2008 is proving to be a crucial month for Human Rights TV. The team is working to bring in the third stage development of the pilot project delivery plan.
This is the culmination of a three year plan begun in September 2006 when Human Rights TV was just a series of notes on ten or so sheets of A4. That we are looking to achieve all of our original aims within 27 months of inception, especially when the original plan provided 36 months, is just another indication of exactly how dynamic the team at Human Rights TV actually is. The details are very revealing.
History shows that torture wont help win the global war on terror Amidst increasing allegations that torture is being used to fight the "war on terror", a new History & Policy paper by Cambridge historian Dr Calder Walton shows that using torture in interrogation produces unreliable information and can ultimately be counter-productive for intelligence gathering.
The Event: Saturday, 1 November 2008 (10.30am for 11am)
This year LawWorks is holding a conference specifically covering student pro bono issues. Law students, academics and other staff are invited to attend the event.
Attendance costs £10 for students and £20 for anyone else and there is a contribution to travel costs available for all student attendees.
He is one of the stolen children that many in the UK will have probably heard about but so few truly understand. His story will be appearing on Human Rights TV this year and you will be able to hear him tell it in his own words. Today Rodney is an artist, a musician and a poet and in my own personal opinion; the most awesome player of the didgereedoo you are likely to have ever heard.