In many countries, overreliance on detention is a major problem both at the pretrial and post-conviction stage of criminal proceedings. In seeking to reduce detention and the associated burden on criminal justice infrastructure, countries must balance the protection of due process rights with the need to protect society.
The Open Society Foundations host a panel discussion on strategies for criminal detention reform and the challenges to implementation.
- Jessie Tannenbaum, Senior Legal Analyst, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
- O. Hilaire Sobers, Human Rights Specialist,Organization of American States
- Madeleine Crohn, Senior Project Manager, Open Society Justice Initiative
- Natalie Rea, Executive Director, International Legal Foundation
- Samuel M. Witten, Counsel, Arnold & Porter (Moderator)
Lunch will be served.