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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...

CCRC refers first Joint Enterpriser case in Northern Ireland

CCRC refers first Joint Enterpriser case in Northern Ireland(Posted on 22/08/22)

For the first time in Northern Ireland, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has referred a joint enterprise case as a possible miscarriage of justice.  Under the joint enterprise law, James Alexander Smith and his co-accused Peter Greer were convicted at Downpatrick Crown Court in March 2013 of the murder of Duncan Morrison, the attempted murder of Stephen Ritchie and two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger... Read more...

Inside Justice Comments on Law Commission Review

Inside Justice Comments on Law Commission Review (Posted on 06/08/22)

Inside Justice has welcomed news that the Law Commission of England and Wales will launch a wide-ranging review of the laws governing appeals for criminal cases. After many years of campaigning and awareness raising, Inside Justice is particularly pleased to see that part of the review will include 'laws governing the retention and disclosure of evidence for a case, including after conviction, and retention and access to records of proceedings... Read more...

Article: Experts, who needs them?

Article: Experts, who needs them? (Posted on 21/07/22)

Inside Justice has published an article for the British Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) journal of Medicine, Science and the Law.  The article, 'Experts, who needs them? Judicial inconsistency in instruction, admission and interpretation of forensic expertise' is available to download now. Abstract  Science is knowledge. Continuing study adds to that knowledge, hence science is in perpetual flux. The law courts too are in flux but... Read more...

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