20th March 2002

 

MILOSEVIC JUDGE TO LECTURE AT UNIVERSITY

 

The judge presiding over the trial of Slobodan Milosevic will take a break from proceedings at The Hague to speak at the University of Lincoln next month.

 

His Excellency Judge Richard May is just one guest speaker lined up for ‘Do Yourself Justice’, a free open day which aims to let members of the public find out more about the workings of the criminal justice system.

 

Judge May will explain the development of the international courts, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia where former President Milosevic is charged with war crimes.

 

But other lectures and displays at ‘Do Yourself Justice’ will cover what happens when the police receive a call, the role of the Youth Offending Service, the difference between a magistrate and judge and the influence of the media upon the legal system.

 

The event is to be staged at the Brayford Pool campus of the University of Lincoln from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 13th April by the Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Strategy Committee.

 

“This will be a unique opportunity to find out how the criminal justice system works at an event where all the relevant agencies and organisations will be on hand to explain their role in a fun and interactive way,” said Edmund Fitzpatrick, Head of Law at the university.

 

“Visitors on the day will be able to learn how evidence is collected and used, discover the role of forensic science in modern policing, take part in a mock trial and see how justice used to be delivered years ago.

 

Other displays will include a taste of authentic mediaeval justice dispensed by the Feudal Archers and an authentic Victorian trial and prison scene.

 

Judge Richard May (62) has served at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for four years.

 

He is one of 16 international judges at the tribunal and has been appointed to the court’s most high-profile cases, including those against former Bosnian Serb President Bljana Plavsic and Momcilo Krajisnik, a close ally to wartime Bosnian leader Radovan Karadic.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)

Or contact Andrew Deighton, Serious Events on 01522 883033

 

DO YOURSELF JUSTICE

Saturday 13th April 2002

University of Lincoln

 

Jackson Lecture Theatre

 

10.00am           Edmund Fitzpatrick, University of Lincoln

Introduction and current criminal justice issues

 

10.30am           Forensic Science Service

‘What is forensic science and what can it do?’

 

11.00am           Lord Justice Kay

‘The Criminal Justice System - The Way Ahead’

 

11.45am           Stephen Brookes, Regional Crime Reduction Director

                                    ‘Joining Up Criminal Justice’

 

12.30pm          Break

 

2.00pm                        His Excellency Judge Richard May

‘Development of the International Courts’

 

2.45pm                        Forensic Science Service

‘What is forensic science and what can it do?’

 

3.30pm                        Edmund Fitzpatrick, University of Lincoln

                                    Do Yourself Justice: summary of the day’s proceedings

 

Cargill Lecture Theatre

 

10.30am           University of Lincoln Student Law Society

Mock Trial, Crown vs WH Carter

 

11.45am           Nigel Pascoe

Penn and Mead Trial

 

1.15pm                        University of Lincoln Student Law Society

Mock Trial, Crown vs WH Carter

 

 2.30pm           University of Lincoln Student Law Society

Mock Trial, Crown vs WH Carter

 

All talks, demonstrations and mock trials are admitted by free tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk