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Innocence at Stake: The Need for Continued Vigilance to Prevent Wrongful Convictions in Canada

May 21st, 2019 - Articles on Wrongful Convictions

In the fall of 2002, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee established a Working Group on the Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice in response to a number of wrongful convictions that had been identified and studied across the country.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

May 08th, 2019 - Events

The Innocence Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday June 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A light lunch and refreshments will be served following the meeting.  

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Preventing False Confessions Video

Apr 16th, 2019 - Innocence Canada Exclusives

This video is directed at police officers but would be of interest to any person involved in the justice system. Specifically, it looks at the heightened risks for suspects to falsely confess when using the Reid interrogation technique, the impact of over-policing on marginalized and vulnerable communities, the role that language, racial bias, and differences in cultural beliefs play in Indigenous peoples being wrongly convicted, and examines some of the susceptibilities that those with mental health issues face in an interrogation room.

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Glen Assoun Acquitted of 20-Year-Old Murder Conviction

Feb 27th, 2019 - News/Press

Halifax, NS: Glen Assoun heard the news this morning he has waited 20 excruciating years to hear – he was acquitted of the murder of his former common law spouse.

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