Australia: Time for a review body for wrongful convictions.

David Eastman was convicted of murdering Colin Winchester in 1989 and is serving life imprisonment. His case has featured on the ‘Charles Smith Blog’ here….  His conviction is in significant doubt, and now a retired South Australian Supreme Court judge has been appointed to conduct an inquiry into the conviction: read story here…..

Commentators are now using the case to argue for a body in Australia, like the UK’s Criminal Cases Review Commission, to investigate potential wrongful convctions, to obviate the need for full-blown inquiries like this and previous ones. Read more here…..

 

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