Innocent Until Proven Guilty? – The Presentation of Suspects in Criminal Proceedings

aditus foundation invites the public to participate in an informal discussion on the importance of how suspects are presented in Court and in the media and the impact that this may have on the presumption of innocence.

This activity closes The Importance of Appearances: How Suspects and Accused Persons are presented in the Courtroom, in Public and in the Media project implemented by the aditus foundation, Hungarian Helsinki Committee and their partners. For further information on the project, visit our project page: Importance of Appearances.

Panel:

Justice Silvio Meli – retired judge with 29 years of experience in the Maltese courts
Dr. Arthur Azzopardi – practicing criminal lawyer in the Courts of Malta
Dr. Kevin Sammut Henwood – forensic psychologist & lecturer at UoM
Yannick Pace – Chairperson of the Institute for Maltese Journalists & journalist
Monique Agius – Journalist with Newsbook

The panelists will discuss the importance of how suspects are presented in court and in the media and the impact that these may have on the presumption of innocence.

When: Wednesday 26 June 2019 @ 16:00 – 17:30
Where: Valletta Campus, University of Malta Valletta

Participation is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

Measures of Restraint

This project is funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014 – 2020)


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