The Innocence Network and the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law will host the first-ever conference dedicated to exploring the phenomenon of wrongful conviction of the innocent in the international arena. This event, An International Exploration of Wrongful Conviction, will take place April 8-10, 2011. The objective of the conference will be to bring selected scholars, lawyers and exonerees from around the world together in one place to interact and learn from one another. The hope is that the conference will galvanize the innocence movement into a unified international human rights movement.
The University of Cincinnati Law Review will publish a symposium issue in connection with the conference. And the Freedom Center Journal, will publish a special issue dedicated solely to essays, poetry and visual art created by exonerees, as well as letters from prison written by inmates who were later exonerated or who claim innocence. The Freedom Center Journal is a scholarly publication of the University of Cincinnati College of Law and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.