Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) Public Meeting, London, 7 November
17 October 2010
Dr. Michael Naughton & Gabe Tan of the Innocence Network UK and University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP) will be speaking about the hurdles facing prisoners maintaining innocence in their quest for release at the Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence (PPMI) Public Meeting, in the hall of St Mellitus Church, Tollington Park, London N4 3AG on Sunday 7 November 2010.
The University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP), the first dedicated Innocence Project in the UK, is an extra-curricula pro bono legal clinic which teaches law through working on real cases of prisoners maintaining innocence. Established in January 2005 by Dr Michael Naughton, the UoBIP, which is also the founding member of the Innocence Network UK (INUK), is a collaborative venture of undergraduate and postgraduate law students working under academic supervision and guidance, where appropriate, from pro bono criminal lawyers, forensic scientists, and others.
Dr Michael Naughton obtained both his BSc and PhD from the University of Bristol. He teaches in the general area of criminal justice and the specialist area of miscarriages of justice in both the School of Law and Department of Sociology. He is the Founder and Chair of the Innocence Network UK (INUK), the umbrella organisation for member innocence project in UK universities, and Director of the University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP), the first dedicated innocence project in the UK, through which he coordinates student investigations of cases of alleged wrongful imprisonment.