UNFITNESS TO STAND TRIAL CONFERENCE. Perils and Portents of Unfitness to Stand Trial: International and Comparative Perspectives
This special two day event will examine issues around unfitness to stand trial.
The Conference, which is co-hosted by the Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice and the Australian and new Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It is dedicated to the examination of unfitness to stand trial from international and comparative perspectives. It aims to foster an inter-disciplinary and collegial environment in which to discuss and debate theoretical and practical concerns around unfitness to stand trial.
Unfitness to stand trial has become a significant and commonly litigated trial issue in many common law jurisdictions. It involves troubling questions of policy, culture and legislation. The conference will benefit from the wisdom and insights of leading local and international scholars and clinicians familiar with the range of issues around unfitness to plead.
Attendance at the conference will qualify for CPD points.
Date: 9 and 10 October 2017
Venue: Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT
$450 early bird 2 day registration*
$500 standard 2 day registration
$300 student early bird 2 day registration*
$350 student standard 2 day registration
*early bird registrations close 31 August 2017
Speakers and panellists
- Fitness to stand trial under international criminal law
- Fitness: A Maori court report writer's perspective
- Capacity to plead insanity: A question of fitness to stand trial?
- Challenges and opportunities in the law of fitness to stand trial in Canada
- Simple Case of Support: Disability, Disadvantage & Unfitness to Plead
- The operation of unfitness to plead in England and Wales
All bookings can be made by contacting the below:
The rate is $245.00 inc GST per night, superior room. Full cooked breakfast option of $25/pp
Day one - 9th October
09:00 Welcome and housekeeping
09:30 Formal conference opening. Dame Silvia Cartwright
09.45 Opening keynote. Hinemoa Elder
10:45 Morning tea
11:00 Keynote: Professor Richard Bonnie.
13:00 Keynote: Professor Ronnie Mackay
14:00 Afternoon tea
14:30 Panel discussion: Fitness to plead: Confronting the issues
Day two - 10th October
09:15 Keynote: Professor Ian Freckelton.
10:15 Morning tea
10.30 Keynote: Dr Jeremey Skipworth
11:30 Keynote: Gerry Ferguson
13.30 Keynote Professor Bernadette McSherry
14.30 Afternoon tea
15.00 Panel – Setting the Reform Agenda
16:00 Closing remarks and karakia
With thanks to our conference partners