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International Conference Series

The Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems

The Future of Adversarial and Inquisitorial Systems conference series is a collaboration between the Universities of Warwick (Jackie Hodgson), North Carolina (Joe Kennedy), Bologna (Michele Cainiello), Basel (Sabine Gless) and Duke University (Brandon Garrett). It seeks to understand how criminal justice systems rooted in adversarial and inquisitorial traditions approach common legal problems and trends - and how these are situated, understood and practiced within different legal cultures.

Conferences take place every 1-2 years, rotating between the partner institutions and focussing on a different theme each year. Speakers with national and comparative expertise are drawn from across the globe, discussing topics from a range of disciplinary, methodological and legal procedural perspectives. The conferences take place over two and half days, with the first day devoted to papers from Early Career Researchers, with emphasis on participation and discussion throughout.

Our 2024 conference on "Errors in Criminal Justice" takes place on 2-4 May in North Carolina, USA. The programme of speakers on the Early Careers and the Main Conference programmes will be available shortly. All are welcome to attend!

Errors in Criminal Justice Conference - May 2024

13th Conference on the future of adversarial and inquisitorial systems, Duke University & University of North Carolina, 2nd-4th May 2024.

Bias & Criminal Justice Conference - May 2023

12th Conference on the future of adversarial and inquisitorial systems, University of Bologna May 18th and 19th, 2023!

Previous conferences

Archive of previous information regarding research seminars, conferences and projects and their outcomes.

Our 2022 conference on "The McDonaldization of Justice" at Warwick was a great success - listen to what participants have to say!