A former top Canadian justice official tells how a belief that wrongful convictions couldn’t occur was turned on its head by the arrival of DNA evidence. Canada now leads the way in addressing common causes of miscarriages of justice that also affect New Zealand.

"It's a little unusual to have someone with a prosecution background to be still concerned about the prospect of wrongful convictions."

So says Canadian Bruce MacFarlane, QC, a former deputy justice minister for the province

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