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From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up, December 10, 2012

Posted: December 10, 2012 4:20 pm


New Zealand Justice Minister Judith Collins has ordered a second review of the compensation claim of David Bain after the first independent review delivered “a recommendation she [Mrs Collins] doesn't agree with, or at least has concerns about.” Bain is seeking up to $2 million in compensation after serving more than 13 years of a life sentence for the murder of his family before being exonerated.
 
The Irish Court of Criminal Appeal has granted an application by Joe O’Reilly for legal aid to pursue his claim of a miscarriage of justice in his conviction of murdering his wife, Rachel.
 
Can the Japanese Constitution’s promise of protection against double jeopardy be meaningful when the Japanese Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors have the right to appeal an acquittal?
 
The Singapore High Court has ordered a review of a man’s rape conviction based on medical evidence that he was suffering from erectile dysfunction at the time.