With fellow students Carolina van der Mensbrugghe from Fordham Law School, New York and Aina Cordero from the University of St Gallen, Switzwerland, Courtney presented a multimedia app called Vide that will enable defendants to prepare for their sentencing hearings by creating a video biography.
“It’s a multimedia advocacy tool that can be use by defendants in New York City,” Courtney said.
“We aim to revolutionise and redistribute the power in the courtroom so that we can create change to sentences.
“Vide is the Latin word for ‘see’ and we want the defendant to be seen. We want their perspective to be in focus.”
Vide is streamlined and simple, taking the defendant step by step through the process and instead of being a statistic the defendant is humanised. It’s advocacy through storytelling.
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