Onati workshop on the evolving role of the Prosecutor

4 Aug 2016
(L-R Back Row) Prof Simon Bronitt, Victoria Colvin, Prof Heather Douglas and (Front Row) Dr Melanie O’Brein

TC Beirne School of Law academics Professors Heather Douglas, Simon Bronitt, Dr Melanie O’Brien and PhD scholar Victoria Colvin presented at the The Evolving Role of the Prosecutor, Domestically and Internationally workshop held at the Onati Institute in Spain on the 28th to 29th July 2016. The Onati Institute hosts a small number of workshops each year that contribute to socio-legal studies or sociology of law. Professors Heather Douglas (TC Beirne School of Law and Philip Stenning (School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University) co-ordinated the 2 day workshop.

Papers presented included:

  • Simon Bronitt: Deferred Prosecution for Corporate Criminality: Promoting Regulatory Compliance or Corporate Impunity?
  • Victoria Colvin: Decisions to Prosecute: The Challenge of Accountability
  • Heather Douglas: Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases: Balancing Victim Autonomy and Perpetrator Accountability
  • Melanie O’Brien: Roles of international criminal court and tribunal lawyers and investigators in suspect interviewing

Workshop Program.