What is the Innocence Project and when was it first established in Ireland?
The first Innocence Project was established by civil rights lawyers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufield at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York in 1992. Since then, the number of innocent projects have grown and there are currently 68 innocence projects recognized globally by the umbrella organization, the Innocence Network. While the Innocence Project only works to exonerate the innocent through post-conviction DNA testing, the majority of Innocence Projects now investigate non-DNA cases, as well. The Irish Innocence Project was founded in October 2009 in Griffith College Dublin and recognized by the Innocence Network in 2010.