Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 09:30 to 18:30
UNSW CBD Campus (Level 6/1 O'Connell Street, Sydney, NSW)
The Folbigg Case (So Far): Issues and Implications
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Following the recent release and pardon of Kathleen Folbigg, the UNSW Faculty of Law and Justice and the University of Sydney Law School are jointly hosting a day-long symposium focused on Ms Folbigg’s wrongful conviction and its socio-legal implications.

Join us for a series of critical presentations and discussions on the case and its wider implications, including hearing from key participants and representatives of Ms Folbigg. Discussions will range across the role and responsibility of the legal profession, law and gender, the use of probabilistic (i.e. tendency and coincidence) reasoning, reliance on diaries as admissions, our system of criminal appeals, the politicised process of additional appeals and public inquiries, media representations, relations between law, science and medicine, and the prospect of a criminal cases commission.

Attendees can register for the full program or just for the final panel session, held from 5:15-6:30pm: The Folbigg Case: Implications for Wrongful Convictions and Legal Reform. Please note: If you register for the full program, you do not need to register separately for this session.

Speakers include*:

  • Professor Emma Cunliffe (University of British Columbia, Vancouver)
  • Tracy Chapman, Criminal Justice Advocate (Justice for Kathleen Folbigg)
  • Professor John Anderson (University of Newcastle)
  • Professor Stephen Cordner (Monash University and the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine)
  • Professor Gary Edmond (UNSW)
  • Professor David Hamer (University of Sydney)
  • Rhanee Rego (University of Newcastle)
  • Associate Professor Mehera San Roque (UNSW)

*Full program/speaker list available via link below

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