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Launched in 2006, Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) coordinates and supports the School’s programs, resources, and events in the areas of international law, comparative law, and U.S. foreign relations law.

Closing International Law's Innocence Gap

In this episode of the Duke Law Podcast, Professor Laurence Helfer, co-director of the Center for International & Comparative Law, is joined by colleagues Jayne Huckerby and  Brandon Garrett to discuss a new paper in which they argue that now is the time to close a gap in how national criminal legal systems address post-conviction claims of factual innocence. They build a substantive case for recognizing a new international human right and detail the advantages of doing such, offering derivative and freestanding approaches, as well as a framework for adapting the right to national models.