Innocence in Poland…


This is me speaking today about the international innocence movement to the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic Poland (Constitutional Court is highest court, equivalent of U.S. Supreme Court, on constitutional matters) and lawyers and judges from the Warsaw area.  Seated at the center of the table is the moderater, Wojciech Hermelinski, one of the 15 justices.

I’ll post some in the coming weeks about my experiences in Poland.  Among those posts will be a highlight of the excellent work being done by Maria Ejchart and the Innocence Clinic in Warsaw, connected to local law schools and supported by the Helsinki Foundation.  I’ll also comment about the reactions of some prosecutors and judges to the movement in Poland….

Now it’s off the Czech Republic for 3 speeches in 2 days……

2 responses to “Innocence in Poland…

  1. Thank you, Mark Godsey, for your incredible efforts to expand awareness of wrongful conviction, correct individual instances of miscarriages of justice (as Director of the Ohio Innocence Project), and advocate for best practices in criminal justice at home and around the globe. If people ever doubt that one person can make difference, they only need to look to you for inspiration.

  2. Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209

    Please thank the Czech Republic for its past sacrifices during WWII . Anniversary 70 is coming in 16 days .

    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anthropoid

    Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination attempt on SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi Germany acting Reichsprotektor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.

    The operation was carried out in Prague on 27 May 1942 after having been prepared by the British Special Operations Executive with the approval of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile.

    As always , Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

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