Psychiatry and Mitigating Evidence in Capital Cases

Date: December 2, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 20:00 - 21:30 (Hong Kong time, GMT+8)
Language: English (We will offer consecutive translation and caption in Chinese during the seminar.)
Venue: Zoom Webinar
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Equal access to justice, is a core human right enshrined by the UN's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 
How does mental disability/intellectual disability work as mitigating evidence in criminal cases? 
How does psychiatry work in capital cases?
How theory of rights for persons with disabilities affect the criminal proceeding? 

 

Speaker:  Professor John Blume is the Samuel F. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques and the Director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project. He teaches Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Federal Appellate Practice,  and has also published numerous book chapters and law review articles in the fields of capital punishment, habeas corpus, criminal procedure and evidence. He has argued eight cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, and supervises the Capital Punishment and Juvenile Justice Clinics at Cornell University Law School.

 


平等獲得司法保護,是《殘疾人權利公約》賦予身心障礙者的重要權利之一。
在刑事辯護的實踐中,精神障礙/心智障礙這一因素,如何影響量刑?

精神醫學在可能判處重罪、甚至死刑的案件中,發揮什麼樣的作用?

殘障權利理論對刑事訴訟產生了怎樣的影響?

 

講者: Professor John Blume (Cornell University),分享美國的精神醫學對心智障礙者的定罪量刑的影響。Professor Blume曾在美國最高法院為8宗案件做辯護,也在心智障礙與刑事訴訟領域研究多年。他將從美國一些具有里程碑意義的心智障礙者受審的刑事案件講起,討論精神醫學在可能判處死刑的案件中,如何作為減緩證據以保護心智障礙被告人公平受審的權利。