An open and shut case – The Guardian

“Closing the Forensic Science Service will make miscarriages of justice more likely.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2012

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The CCRC isn’t perfect, but calls for reform need to be part of a wider debate – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2012 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by tracey

“Campaigners call for an overhaul of the organisation that investigates miscarriages of justice.”

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The Guardian, 26th January 2012

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Judge orders review of ‘explosive’ documents that could clear Kevin Lane – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2011 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“The court of appeal has instructed the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to investigate the authenticity of ‘explosive’ documents in the case of Kevin Lane, jailed for life for a 1994 hitman murder. Lord Justice Hughes has asked the CCRC to deliver a progress report on this and other aspects of the case by the end of January.”

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The Guardian, 28th November 2011

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Justice gap can be filled by the new Centre for Criminal Appeals – The Guardian

Posted September 27th, 2011 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Case of Tony Stock highlights why processes to address miscarriages of justice are failing.”

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The Guardian, 26th September 2011

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Miscarriages of justice are slipping off the public radar – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2011 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by michael

“The commission set up after the Birmingham Six case faces accusations of failing to help wrongfully convicted people.”

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The Guardian, 6th June 2011

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Miscarriages of justice are going unchallenged by watchdog, says QC – The Guardian

“The watchdog that examines miscarriages of justice is failing innocent people, according to a senior lawyer involved in some of the highest-profile court cases in recent years.”

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The Guardian, 29th May 2011

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Court of appeal quashes conviction over 1974 robbery – The Guardian

Posted May 24th, 2011 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, robbery by sally

“A man who has spent decades denying his involvement in an armed robbery has won his appeal against conviction.”

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The Guardian, 24th May 2011

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Forensics cut will be ‘disastrous’ for victims of injustice – The Guardian

“Miscarriages of justice will not be corrected and public confidence in the criminal justice system will be damaged if proposed changes to the forensic science service go ahead, according to Richard Foster, chairman of the criminal cases review commission.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

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Criminal cases review commission: the last bastion of hope – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2011 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Inside the independent body set up to investigate miscarriages of justice after the court of appeal has thrown them out.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2011

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Road rage killer Kenneth Noye loses appeal – The Independent

“Road rage killer Kenneth Noye lost an appeal against his murder conviction today.”

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The Independent, 22nd March 2011

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George Davis in court 40 years after robbery that sent him to jail – The Guardian

“Judges will finally decide whether ‘George Davis Is Innocent OK’ as they look again at notorious miscarriage of justice case.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

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New evidence may clear postman of sex attack after 14 years in jail – The Guardian

“Lawyer for Victor Nealon says crucial forensic evidence was left untested as surgeon insists wrong man was convicted.”

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2010

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Wife killer Eddie Gilfoyle launches third appeal – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2010 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“Lawyers for a man jailed in 1993 for killing his heavily pregnant wife have launched a bid for a third appeal.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2010

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Can we address miscarriages of justice that occurred before our time? – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2010 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“The recent death of Martin Beales, author who exonerated a notorious lawyer who was hanged in 1922, raises questions over righting long-gone alleged wrongs.”

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The Guardian, 5th August 2010

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Jeremy Bamber claims he was framed for murder by cousins – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2010 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news by sally

“Jeremy Bamber has accused two of his cousins of manipulating the evidence that led to his conviction for murdering five relatives in one of Britain’s most notorious crimes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2010

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Woman who smothered grandmother loses murder appeal – BBC News

“A West Yorkshire woman who was secretly taped confessing to smothering her grandmother has lost an appeal against her murder conviction.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2010

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UK’s ‘longest miscarriage of justice’ heads back to appeal court – The Guardian

“The case of a man convicted of a murder in London nearly 35 years ago is to be sent back to the court of appeal. Campaigners claim that the case is one of Britain’s longest-running miscarriages of justice.”

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The Guardian, 8th March 2010

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Nurse fights murder conviction – The Independent

Posted March 1st, 2010 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, murder, news, nurses by sally

“A nurse jailed for 30 years for murdering two patients and seriously harming 15 others was convicted of crimes that never took place, new evidence suggests. Benjamin Geen, 29, was found guilty in 2006 of injecting patients with drugs that stopped their breathing in order to satisfy a ‘lust for excitement’ when reviving them. Two men, David Onley, 75, and Anthony Bateman, 66, died.”

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The Independent, 28th February 2010

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Bamber case reviewed – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2010 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, news by sally

“A man who has spent the past 23 years in jail for shooting dead five of his relatives is to have his conviction re-examined after doubts were raised over key evidence used during his trial.”

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The Independent, 22nd February 2010

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Innocence or safety: Why the wrongly convicted are better served by concern for safety – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2009 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, news by sally

“Critics of the Criminal Cases Review Commission claim it does not take enough interest in proving the innocence of those who say they have been wrongly convicted. Outgoing commissioner David Jessel argues that this misunderstands its role.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2009

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