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Title Challenging injustice : the American experience : The 2013 Peter Brett Memorial Lecture / presented by guest speaker Professor Bryan Stevenson.

Published Parkville, Victoria : University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School, 2013.
Western Australia : Kanopy


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 streaming video (73 minutes, 25 seconds) : sound, colour.
Series Peter Brett memorial lecture
Peter Brett memorial lecture
Performers Bryan Stevenson, speaker.
Summary The 2013 Peter Brett Memorial Lecture: How does a just society evolve in the way it punishes those who commit terrible crimes? Does the incarceration rate in a country reflect the quality of life, commitment to freedom or justice in that society? What does a commitment to human rights require in the criminal justice context? After nearly 30 years representing people who have been condemned to death, incarcerated or subjected to extreme punishment, Professor Stevenson will offer reflections on these questions and the challenges they post to all who seek to contribute to a just society. Bryan Stevenson is a Professor of Clinical Law at New York University. He has represented capital defendants since 1985, and is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a private, non-profit law organisation he founded that focuses on social justice and human rights in the context of criminal justice reform in the United States. He is regarded as one of America's best advocates and recently argued before the United States Supreme Court and won a ban on life imprisonment without parole sentences for children convicted of most crimes. His work has won him national acclaim and he is the recipient of numerous human rights awards. In this public lecture, Professor Stevenson discusses some of the injustices of the legal system in America.
System notes Streaming video.
Other author Stevenson, Bryan, speaker.
Kanopy (Firm), issuing body.
Melbourne Law School, production company, issuing body.
Subject Equal Justice Initiative.
Justification (Law) -- United States.
Criminal law -- United States.
Corrections -- United States.
Judgments, Criminal -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Judicial error -- United States.
Legal assistance to the poor -- United States.
Public defenders -- United States.
Variant Title 2013 Peter Brett Memorial Lecture