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ICELFS

Evidence science is a comprehensive scientific theory and methodology which combing the method of natural science and social science to study the evidence collection, forensic service technology, ascertaining the fact of cases and the legal application. Evidence science shows an irreplaceable role on achieving rule of law and judicial justice, which also has more and more perspective on public service. In order to promote international academic exchanges and interdisciplinary studies on evidence science, the Key Laboratory for Evidence Science of Ministry of Education (China University of Political Science and Law) has hosted the first, the second and the third International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science in December, 2007, July, 2009 and July, 2011. In future, the International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science will be an important activity of the International Association of Evidence Science.
December 01, 2011

Activities

According to By-laws of the International Association of Evidence Science, following activities will be organized: (a) organize Congresses and international colloquia, decide where they are to be held and indicate the subjects for discussion. Congresses will be held at least every six years and colloquia at least every two years;(b)cooperate with national and multinational associations of evidence, science, and law;(c)provide for the publication of an information bulletin concerning the activities of the association, the proceedings at Congresses and colloquia and any other work considered by the executive committee to further the objects of the association.
December 01, 2011

International Association of Evidence Science Was Formally Founded in Beijing

In the afternoon, July 17, 2011, when the 3rd International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science which was hosted by Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science of China University of Political Science and Law was in session, The 1st Plenary Session of the 1st Council of the International Association of Evidence Science was held in Beijing. This plenary session was chaired by Ronald J. Allen, professor of Law School of Northwestern University in USA. Twenty two evidence law scholars and forensic scientists from China, America, Australia, Italy, Israel, Tanzania, Korea, Japan, Hungary, Vietnam, etc. took part in the session. They discussed seriously about the name of the association, object of the association, By-Laws of the association, and proposed the list of candidates of the Council of the Association.

Andrew Leith Coutts Ligertwood

Andrew Ligertwood graduated in Law from Adelaide and Oxford Universities and after a year at the University of Pennsylvania in 1970 took up an academic position with the Faculty of Law at The University of Adelaide. There his teaching and research interests have focused on the nature and processes for the finding of facts determinative of legal decisions. The principal manifestation of his work is a major and authoritative treatise on the laws of evidence, first published in 1988 and now in a 5th Edition (with Professor Gary Edmond as co-author) entitled Australian Evidence, A Principled Approach to the Common Law and the Uniform Acts, 5th Edition, LexisNexis, Sydney, 2010, pp 1-899. Andrew Ligertwood was also involved in a major project to provide a comprehensive account of Australian law (‘The Laws of Australia’) and has served as a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission and to the Law Council of Australia on projects related to evidence law.

Zhang Baosheng

Zhang Baosheng is vice president of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Dean of Institute of Evidence Science, and Director of Key Laboratory of Evidence Law and Forensic Science (CUPL) of the Ministry of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of Renmin University of China and Southwest University, a visiting research Fellow of University of New South Wales, a council member of China Law Society, a standing director of Association of Legal Education of China Law Society, a member of the International Association of Procedural Law, the vice president of the International Association of Evidence Science.AWARDS:The Introduction of Legal Reasoning attains Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award of Rinmin University of China in 2000;The Philosophy of Legal Reasoning (paper) attains the second prize of humanities and social science research achievement prizes of Ministry of Education.

Henry C. Lee

Dr. Henry C. Lee is one of the world’s foremost forensic scientists. Dr. Lee’s work has made him a landmark in modern-day forensic sciences. He has been a prominent player in many of the most challenging cases of the last 50 years. Dr. Lee has worked with law enforcement agencies form 46 countries in helping to solve more than 8000 cases. In recent years, his travels have taken him to England, Bosnia, China, Germany, Singapore, Croatia, Brunei, Thailand, Middle East and other locations around the world. Dr. Lee’s testimony figured prominently in the O. J. Simpson, Jason Williams, Peterson, and Kennedy Smith trials, and in convictions of the “Wood chipper” murderer as well as thousands of other murder cases. Dr. Lee has assisted local and state police in their investigations of other famous crimes, such as the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, the 1993 suicide of Whit House Counsel Vincent Foster, Kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, Death of Chemdra Levy, the reinvestigation of the Kennedy assassination and the Casey Anthony case.

Michele Taruffo

Professor Michele TARUFFO,University of Pavia,Italy, Born in 1943, since 1976 Michele Taruffo is Professor of Law in the School of Law of the University of Pavia (Italy), where he teaches Civil Procedure and for several years taught also Comparative Procedural Law and Dispute Resolution. Currently he also teaches a course on Methods of Dispute Resolution in the doctorate on Economy, Law and Institutions of the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori (IUSS) of the University of Pavia, and a course on Techniques of Legal Argumentation in the School for Legal Professions of Pavia-Milano. As a visiting professor, Michele Taruffo taught courses on Comparative Civil Justice and seminars on the Theory of Evidence at the Cornell Law School in the years 1994, 1995 and 1996, and at the Hastings College of the Law of the University of California in San Francisco in the year 2003.He is also a member of the scientific boards of several legal and philosophical journals in Italy and abroad.