Imprisoned for life

“The civilization of a people can be measured by the way it treats its prisoners”, according to the world-famous author Dostoevsky. Margje van Weerden, who as a lawyer represented many people with the most terrible crimes, can confirm this. She gives an impressive lecture on the concept of ‘life imprisonment.’ Is it humane to impose someone a future without any prospect of freedom? Margje gives a lecture on morality, curious international influences on our legal system and touching stories.

As a lawyer, Margje van Weerden represented suspects in various criminal cases. At the University of Amsterdam she taught criminal law and criminal procedure and conducted research into super fast law. She is currently a freelancer and, among other things, gives lectures and seminars on criminal matters.

 

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