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Advisory Panel Member Shortlisted for 2022 Bar Pro Bono Award

Advisory Panel Member Shortlisted for 2022 Bar Pro Bono Award (Posted on 13/10/22)

We are delighted to announce Mark Harries KC has been shortlisted for the 2022 #BarProBonoAwards. Mark has been shortlisted in the Pro Bono KC of the Year award category for his work with Inside Justice.  Mark (Serjeants' Inn Chambers) is a member of the charity's Advisory Panel which provides pro bono legal and expert advice to prisoners in England and Wales who protest their innocence. Mark has shown unwavering generosity of... Read more...

Inaugural Eric McGraw Award Winner Announced

Inaugural Eric McGraw Award Winner Announced(Posted on 28/09/22)

Inside Justice is delighted to announce the winner of the first Eric McGraw Award which is presented to a university student who has made an outstanding contribution to the cause of wrongful convictions.  The inaugural winner, Lorna Williamson, a law student based at Swansea University, was presented with the award in London (28 Sept). Judges described Lorna as a passionate and innovative thinker whose enthusiasm and analytical skills made... Read more...

True Crime Podcast helps Adnan Syed become a free man

True Crime Podcast helps Adnan Syed become a free man(Posted on 23/09/22)

After spending more than 20 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Adnan Syed has been freed by a Balitmore judge. Mr Syed was featured in the critically acclaimed US podcast, Serial which first aired back in 2014. Millions of listeners from across the world were gripped by the case and it spurred a whole new wave of true crime podcasts across multiple platforms.  His conviction was vacated on 19 September because the state failed... Read more...

Event: Nexus Conference on Wrongful Convictions

Event: Nexus Conference on Wrongful Convictions(Posted on 12/09/22)

The annual Nexus Conference on Wrongful Convictions will take place between 26-30 September online. On Wednesday 28th our Founder Louise Shorter will be participating in a breakout session on 'Disclosure Failings and Miscarriages of Justice' who will discuss our project Keep the Evidence alongside Professor Carole McCartney, Northumbria University. The panel discussion will take place at 3.25pm UK time.   To find out more about the... Read more...

MP calls for urgent reform on joint enterprise sentencing

MP calls for urgent reform on joint enterprise sentencing(Posted on 06/09/22)

Today (Tuesday 6 September) Barry Sheerman MP (Labour, Huddersfield) has lodged an Early Day Motion in the UK Parliament.  The motion reads:   That this House recognises the tragic impact that miscarriages of justice have on victims, their family and friends; notes that the legal doctrine of Joint Enterprise has been prone to erroneous use through the misapplication of Parasitic Accessorial Liability before 2016 as identified... Read more...

Article: Show us the evidence

Article: Show us the evidence(Posted on 02/09/22)

This article was originally published in Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners and detainees By Rachelle Cobain, Inside Justice Innocent prisoners have been thrown a potential lifeline by the Law Commission after they announced a  wide-scale review into the criminal appeals system. After years of campaigning, we at Inside Justice are relieved to see that the ‘Real Possibility Test’ which directs the Criminal Cases... Read more...

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