Posts tagged with  " criminal cases review commission "

Cardiff Law School become first Innocence Project to succeed following referral of case to CCRC

December 10, 2014:

In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]

Court of appeal quashes convictions of five men for murder

January 10, 2013:

This is an extract of an item which appears on the Guardian website on 8th Jan 2013 The court of appeal has quashed the murder convictions of five men convicted of a gangland killing after hearing of failures to reveal potentially crucial evidence to the defence. The five men were serving life sentences totalling a minimum of […]

FACT submits its evidence to the CCRC review

December 21, 2012:

FACT has submitted its evidence to to the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s Review  which can be accessed here We are grateful to Dr Ros Burnett for taking the lead on this task and for submitting this review on FACT’s behalf.

Parliamentary Questions – Criminal Cases Review Commision

March 17, 2009:

Claire Curtis Thomas has recently asked  several questions about the work of the Crimiminal Cases Review Commission Written Answers — Justice: Criminal Cases Review Commission (4 Feb 2009) Claire Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Criminal Cases Review Commission plans to take to reduce its level of case accumulation; […]

National conference – historic abuse allegations – REVISED contact details

February 3, 2009:

 For further information about this conference contact Garden Court North Chambers 0161 236 1840 or by email  not Jordan’s Solicitors.  National Conference on “The Challenges of Historic Allegations of Past Sexual Abuse” Garden Court North chambers are pleased to announce the first national conference on “The Challenges of Historic Allegations of Past Sexual Abuse” in […]

Canning Case Shows Need for Fairer System of Redress

January 25, 2005:

Criminal lawyers argue that compensation schemes for the wrongfully convicted are in urgent need of reform NINE years ago Paul Grecian, a Scottish businessman who used to supply defence equipment for governments worldwide, was languishing in a South African jail after having been arrested under an Interpol extradition order from the US. “I got this […]

It's getting worse for vulnerable parents

October 19, 2004:

Two months ago, health.telegraph explored the problem of children being taken into care after their parents had been falsely accused of ill-treatment. Since then, reports Cassandra Jardine, more than 40 couples have defied the rules of secrecy to tell of their own experiencesSince the acquittal of Sally Clark, Angela Cannings and Trupti Patel, a large […]

Injustice victims given new chance

September 3, 2004:

Victims of miscarriages of justice have helped set up a network to enable academics, lawyers and those wrongly accused of crimes in the past to research cases of prisoners who say they have been falsely convicted. Criminals who have exhausted their appeals process will be able to ask the organisation – known as the Innocence […]

Carers and teachers child abuse convictions to be reviewd

February 5, 2004:

Child abuse convictions reviewed There are fears of a new genre of miscarriages of justice More than 100 former carers and teachers convicted of child abuse are having their convictions investigated. The Criminal Cases Review Commission and Historical Abuse Appeal Panel are probing whether there have been dozens of miscarriages of justice. There are fears […]

Over 100 abuses case may be re-investigated

More than 100 teachers and care workers convicted of child abuse could now have their cases re-investigated. Today, a former care worker jailed for abusing children more than 20 years ago had his conviction quashed as unsafe. Anver Sheikh had served two years of an eight-year sentence, and will now be released on bail while […]

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