Army accused of ‘wrongly punishing’ 1,400 soldiers – BBC News

“Some 1,400 soldiers who were cautioned by the police may have been unfairly penalised after an error by the Army led to them being wrongly disciplined.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2013

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Guilt, non-guilt and innocence: what will Strasbourg decide? – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2012 in compensation, human rights, miscarriage of justice, news, victims by sally

“Victims of miscarriages of justice await Lorraine Allen judgment with hope.”

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The Guardian, 21st November 2012

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Jailed for a crime you didn’t commit: Landmark case could be costly for UK – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in compensation, human rights, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“Lorraine Allen is an unlikely crusader for justice. The 43-year-old grandmother wants the world to forget that she was wrongly accused of killing her baby and leave her to get on with life. But first she needs the authorities to accept that she was wrongly convicted and make amends. That could happen this week when Europe’s highest court for human rights hears Mrs Allen’s plea for compensation 12 years after she was wrongfully imprisoned for shaking her four-month-old son to death.”

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The Independent, 11th November 2012

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Barry George fights for compensation for Jill Dando murder conviction – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2012 in appeals, compensation, evidence, human rights, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by tracey

Barry George, who spent eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of the TV presenter Jill Dando, today launched a test case bid to overturn a ‘defective’ decision denying him compensation.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2012

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The Cardiff Three: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2012 in complaints, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, perjury, police, reports by sally

“The case of the Cardiff Three was a gross miscarriage of justice which, 24 years on, remains unresolved. Can a report into the failed prosecution of eight police officers shed new light?”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Justice can’t be treated as a business enterprise – The Guardian

“The Freddy Patel case shows how market forces inevitably lead to creeping deregulation if applied to the legal system.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2012

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Cleveland Police review 90 cases after officer arrested – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2012 in miscarriage of justice, news, police by tracey

“Investigators are reviewing 90 cases in the Cleveland Police force area after the arrest of a former scenes of crime officer.”

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BBC News, 28th August 2012

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An injustice that won’t go away – The Independent

“A 1988 murder led to the conviction of three innocent men. Now ‘Panorama’ looks again at the role of the police.”

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The Independent, 12th August 2012

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Man jailed for 16 years could be freed through fresh DNA evidence – The Guardian

“A man who has spent almost 16 years in prison for a crime he always denied committing may soon be freed after DNA traces from another man persuaded investigators to refer his case to the court of appeal.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2012

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Closure of forensic archive a ‘shambles’, experts warn – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2012 in archives, budgets, forensic science, miscarriage of justice, news by tracey

“The closure of the forensic science archive in England and Wales will cause miscarriages of justice and stop police solving crimes, senior politicians, scientists and lawyers have warned.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2012

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‘Hundreds’ of miscarriage of justice claims over legal advice failings – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 14th, 2012 in defences, immigration, miscarriage of justice, news, passports by sally

“Hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees convicted of immigration-related offences such as failure to produce a passport may have been the victims of miscarriages of justice, the Gazette can reveal.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 14th June 2012

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Barry George in compensation case – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2012 in compensation, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

“Barry George, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of BBC TV presenter Jill Dando, can fight a test case for compensation, a judge has ruled.”

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BBC News, 18th May 2012

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Sam Hallam: the cost of failure – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 18th, 2012 in criminal justice, miscarriage of justice, murder, news by sally

“Imagine that and you are 17-years-old and wrongly convicted! Yesterday, the Court of Appeal quashed Sam Hallam’s conviction for murder by joint enterprise after he had served seven years of a life sentence. He is now 24. He has been inside since before Take That announced they would reform and before Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire became the highest grossing film of 2005. He has missed the 2008 Olympics and Diversity winning #BGT. He will not have been Facebooking his mates or hanging out with girls. He has no employment history, no iPhone and his Dad committed suicide whilst he was imprisoned.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th May 2012

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Hallam’s case will send shockwaves through criminal justice system – The Guardian

“Today’s miscarriages of justice are caused by ineptitude or dishonesty by police. Tomorrow’s may be caused by underpaid defence lawyers.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2012

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Sam Hallam murder conviction officially quashed – The Guardian

Posted May 17th, 2012 in appeals, evidence, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, police by sally

“A young man who spent more than seven years in jail for a murder he insists he did not commit has had his conviction quashed by judges.”

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The Guardian, 17th May 2012

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Sam Hallam released after seven years in prison – The Guardian

“Sam Hallam became one of the youngest victims of a miscarriage of justice on Wednesday when the court of appeal released him after he served seven years for murder.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2012

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Miscarriages of justice may be out of fashion, but they haven’t gone away – The Guardian

“Breakthroughs in cases such as Susan May and Sam Hallam are rare but what to do about alleged wrong convictions is the subject of much debate.”

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The Guardian, 15th May 2012

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Parents reunited with baby after court rules fractures were caused by rickets – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2012 in child abuse, health, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“A couple accused of abusing their baby after 17 fractures were discovered have welcomed a court ruling which found that the fractures were not caused by abuse but by the bone-weakening disease rickets.”

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The Guardian, 9th May 2012

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Our criminal review body has led to dozens of convictions quashed – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2012 in Criminal Cases Review Commission, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“The Home Office had abjectly failed victims of miscarriage. The CCRC is putting that right.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2012

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Fighting miscarriages of justice in the age of reality TV – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 11th, 2012 in appeals, evidence, miscarriage of justice, news by sally

“What is your idea of a miscarriage of justice? Is it that Laura Johnson is likely to go to prison for ferrying rioters about or that the Guantanamo five will be executed if (most think when) found guilty by a military court. For some it is that people are sent to prison on weak or uncorroborated evidence. For others it is the limitations placed by the Court of Appeal on reviewing convictions.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 10th April 2012

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