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UCL Judicial Institute films Lord Saville interview for US Television
The UCL Judicial Institute has recorded a rare interview with Lord Saville for American television about the operation of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry. In the interview Lord Saville, Chairman of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and former UK Supreme Court justice, explains how digital technology played a crucial role in the conduct of this landmark judicial inquiry.
The interview was broadcast on the US television series; Digital Age.
The programme is called ; 'Can a Public Inquiry Work Without Digital Technology?' and it can be viewed on YouTube (here)
Lord Saville was interviewed by Richard Susskind, President of the Society for Computers and Law, member of the Judicial Institute’s Advisory Board and IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice. The Saville-Susskind interview was recorded at the UCL Laws Faculty and was produced and directed by Professor Cheryl Thomas, Co-Director of the Judicial Institute with Professor Dame Hazel Genn. The interview was made possible through the generous support of the UCL Faculty of Laws Public Engagement and Impact Fund.
'Digital Age' is a widely acclaimed American TV show on how the Internet has transformed contemporary life and culture. Its estimated audience exceeds two million people.
The Bloody Sunday Inquiry was the longest-running public inquiry in British legal history; It investigated the events of 30 January 1972, when 13 civilians in Northern Ireland died after British soldiers opened fire on a civil rights march. When its report was published in 2010 it led the government to publicly apologise for the unjustifiableshootings.
For further details see: http://www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org/
Professor Cheryl Thomas Interviewed for BBC Radio 4's World at One
After the jailing of juror Theodora Dallas for contempt of court, UCL Laws Professor Cheryl Thomas comments that a quarter of jurors in high profile court cases have seen something about the defendant on the internet during the trial.
Listen to Radio 4's World at One 23 Jan (from 18mins 27s)
Dean of UCL Laws, Hazel Genn, Visits University of Namibia
On 16 January, Dean of UCL Laws, Professor Dame Hazel Genn, visited the University of Namibia (UNAM) and met with representatives from the University's Law Faculty and its Faculty of Medicine. She was treated to a warm welcome by faculty members and staff, and their discussions about the potential for UNAM law students to study at UCL and the development of supportive links between UCL and the University of Namibia were very positive. After meetings and lunch, Dean Genn then met with Her Excellency, the British High Commissioner in Namibia. It is hoped that this visit will help to foster relations between UCL and University of Namibia.
The UCL Judicial Institute interview with Lord Saville; 'Can a Public Inquiry Work Without Digital Technology?'
BBC Radio 4: Unreliable Evidence: Jury Trial (listen again)
BBC News: Do media reports influence juries? (including Today Programme discussion)
Groundbreaking report finds juries fair and effective: (UCL News with Podcast interview)
Jury Trial: Case Dismissed (Guardian Editorial)
Lead news article in The Times newspaper 16 February 2010
Juries show society at its fairest (Independent Editorial)
UCL launches institute to teach students about workings of the judicial system (Legal Week)