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Invitation to the 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science 2015 (ICELFS) Print E-mail
Friday, 10 October 2014 17:50

Invitation to the 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science 2015 (ICELFS)

 

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On behalf of the hosts and sponsors, the Organising Committee cordially invites you to the City of Adelaide from 20 - 23 July, 2015 for the inaugural convention of the ICELFS in Australia.

The 5th convention of the ICELFS will be the first held outside Beijing: a move which marks the success of the conferences to date in attracting an interdisciplinary and international delegation.

ICELFS 2015 will examine Proof in Modern Litigation through the Intersection of Reforms in Evidence Law and Forensic Science. The proceedings will continue the ICELFS tradition of rigorous exchange between the disciplines of Evidence Law and Forensic Science. In addition, in recognition of the growing international nature of the conference, presentations are invited from the perspectives of Political Science and Cultural Studies.

Event Details

Pre-Conference Workshops:

20 - 21 July 2015

Conference Program:

22 - 23 July 2015

The conference will be hosted at the University of Adelaide for an intensive two-day program of panel presentations where speakers are invited to critique and review developments and reforms in Evidence Law and Forensic Science. Submissions are invited on issues arising with respect to reform in these fields, including topics concerning:

The nature and purpose of proof in the administration of justice and the requirements and standards set by law for proof in investigation, trial, appeal and review.

Problems and developments in particular fields of forensic science, such as DNA evidence, fingerprint evidence and the cognitive sciences.

The scope and reliability of the forensic sciences and their place and influence within the administration of justice.

Expression of forensic evidence at trial and its combination with other evidence in determining facts in litigation.

Foundations and principles guiding reform of the law of evidence in developed and developing nations.

Processes for ensuring the reliable use of forensic evidence during investigation.

The role and influence of scientific, moral, cultural, religious and political values on proof in the administration of justice. Problems and developments in particular fields of forensic science, such as DNA evidence, fingerprint evidence and the cognitive sciences.

Processes for ensuring the reliable use of forensic evidence at trial, such as assurances of transparency, formulating strict standards for admissibility, permitting court appointed experts and further appeals against conviction.

Submissions outside these topics but within the overall theme of the Conference are welcome.

Where appropriate, panels for the 5th ICELFS will comprise speakers from the disparate disciplines in order to promote interdisciplinary exchanges.

We encourage and welcome your contribution to the conference through submission of an abstract.

The 5th ICELFS conference program will be preceded by a two-day series of pre-conference workshops to give delegates an opportunity to visit key institutions concerned with the day to day administration of justice in South Australia – police, courts, forensic science laboratories, law reform bodies – and to engage directly with professionals and researchers in these institutions.

The Organising Committee also welcomes proposals for workshop sessions to be included in the pre-conference program that are within the overall conference theme.

The key speakers at the 5th ICELFS – prominent International and Australian practitioners and researchers in the fields of Law, Science, Politics and Cultural Studies – will be announced as confirmed.  The full program for the pre-conference workshops and conference will be announced following receipt of all abstracts.

Registration

To register, please visit the Conference Website.

Separate registration is offered for the workshops and conference programs. Registration includes daily tea breaks and lunch. We are also pleased to invite you to reserve special rate accommodation at one of our partner hotels.

After registration, please return to the website as it will be updated regularly with the latest information on the pre-conference workshops, conference program and keynote speakers.

For any enquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you in Adelaide in July 2015.

 

Kind regards,

 

Executive Organising Committee

Professor Ronald J. Allen 
Professor Zhang Baosheng 
Mr David Caruso
Emeritus Fellow Andrew Ligertwood 
Assistant Professor Zhuhao Wang
Professor John Williams