2015 Conference: Curing Injustice
Thalia Anthony and Will Crawford
Northern Territory Indigenous community sentencing mechanisms: an order for substantive equality
Peter Barr J
Advocacy – irritating aspects
CURING INJUSTICE – It’s harder than it looks! Solomon Islands: Law and Justice Developments and Challenges – Post RAMSI
All’s Fair in Love and Law – relationship evidence
Felicity Gerry QC and Suzan Cox QC
UNJUST LABELS – JOINT ENTERPRISE AND EXTENDED COMMON PURPOSE
Fingerprints and Expert Identification Evidence: Markers of Unreliability (Paper)
Fingerprints and Expert Identification Evidence: Markers of Unreliability (Powerpoint presentation)
Imprison me NT
Overflow: Why so many women in NT prisons?
Administrative law for criminal lawyers
Christopher Maxwell QC
Evidence Rules …OK?
The Right to Silence
Blackstrikes A Study of the Racially Disparate Use of Peremptory Challenges by the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office
(For more information, visit Blackstrikes.com, a Reprieve Australia initiative.)
Sue Oliver SM
When the Vulnerable Offend
Trevor Riley CJ
Walter Sofronoff QC
Apologia for the Legal Profession (Keynote address)
Civil Law Consequences for Criminal Law Clients
Diversionary Programs in a Restorative Justice Framework
The CLANT Players present:
THE SHEARER’S TALE: Murder and Injustice in the Australian Bush
San Rocco: A non-secular patron for the Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory?
San Rocco was a 14th century ascetic who, despite his inherited wealth and position, set out as a mendicant pilgrim for Rome on the death of his parents in his twentieth year.
He arrived in Italy during an outbreak of the plague, and was “diligent” in treating and curing victims. He succumbed to the illness at Piacenza and was banished to a forest to die. He would have perished had not a dog found him, supplied him with bread and licked his wounds.
On his return to his home town of Montpellier he was arrested as a spy and jailed for five years where he languished without revealing his name, to avoid worldly glory.
He is invoked against the plague, and since that time he has been recognised as the patron saint of dogs, including of course CLANT’s Canis lupus dingo. For his fortitude in refusing to reveal his identity to authorities he is also recognised as the patron saint of the unjustly accused.
Image: A rare 21st century print inspired by the chiesa di san Rocco in Scigghiju, Calabria