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Lockyer wants an independent tribunal to review wrongful convictions

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 11:19 AM | By Carolyn Gruske

Expect to start hearing a lot more from James Lockyer and Innocence Canada in the very near future.

Lockyer told The Lawyer’s Daily that a campaign is in the works to advocate for the creation of an independent tribunal to examine the cases of those who claim to be wrongfully convicted. He said the need for such a body is compelling and long overdue.

James Lockyer“When you’re wrongly convicted the first thing you hope for is that you’ll have a successful appeal, but appeal courts refuse...