December 10th is Human Rights Day. A day to raise awareness on Human Rights issues. We work to exonerate those who claim to have been wrongfully imprisoned. To be the victim of miscarriages of justice, to be wrongfully convicted is a human rights issue. Join us on December 10th to raise awareness of wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice as a human rights issue.
We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to our crowd funding campaign. We raised money for operational costs we need to provide people who claim to have been wrongfully convicted of free services. The money will also be used for Irish Innocence Project delegates to travel to Kenya as we have been invited to meet with the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee in Kenya, a government appointed body that advises the president of Kenya on pardons and sentence commutations. We are going there on behalf of Ben-Hadad Kimani, who claims to have been wrongfully convicted. We are hoping to travel there in January.
To find out more, please watch the video with Ben-Hadad’s aunt Liz Harpur below.
You can also read about us and the campaign in this Irish Times article!
We also had the wonderful opportunity of traveling to New York for a benefit hosted for the Irish Innocence Project, by The Irish American Bar Association of New York and the Brehon Law Society of New York held at the Irish Arts Center. To read more!