Miscarriages of Justice APPG

First Registered: 20/12/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To examine the structural problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice and to provide a forum from which to improve access to justice for those who have been wrongly convicted.

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Recent Documents related to Miscarriages of Justice

1. All UK military personnel from abroad to be given indefinite leave to remain
06/12/2020 - Petitions

Found: beyond a mere salary. We have seen these miscarriages of justice happen too many times.

2. Miscarriages of Justice
20/12/2017 - APPGs

Found: problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice and to provide a forum

3. Private prosecutions: safeguards
23/06/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: the victim of the alleged offence.

The Justice Committee has set up this short inquiry following

4. Written evidence: Criminal Cases Review Commission (IPB28)
24/03/2016 - Bill Documents

Found: responsible for the investigation of potential miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

5. COVID-19 briefing from Transform Justice
08/04/2020 - Inquiry: COVID-19 briefing from Transform Justice - Justice Committee
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Found: 1 Submission to the Justice Committee from Transform Justice Penelope@transformjustice.org.uk

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Recent Speeches related to Miscarriages of Justice

1. Criminal Cases Review Commission
13/04/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: afternoon about the Westminster commission on miscarriages of justice. As someone who has been in the House for - Speech Link

2. Criminal Cases Review Commission
17/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: classic example of a devastating miscarriage of justice, for the resolution of which the CCRC appears to - Speech Link
2: group on miscarriages of justice. As he knows, we now have the Westminster commission on miscarriages of justice - Speech Link

3. Post Office Court of Appeal Judgment
28/04/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: clear from the findings of the presiding judge, Mr Justice Fraser, that there were real problems with the - Speech Link
2: courage and tenacity in pursuing their fight for justice. The Government also pay tribute to colleagues - Speech Link
3: most widespread legal miscarriage of justice that I know of; justice has been a long time coming.Naturally - Speech Link

4. Administration of Justice: Daniel Cresswell
15/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the administration of justice in respect of Daniel Cresswell.I sought - Speech Link

5. Criminal Cases: Guidelines on Disclosure
17/12/2020 - Written Statements

1: takes place and is essential in avoiding miscarriages of justice. Unfortunately, the failure to disclose - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Miscarriages of Justice
1. Miscarriages of Justice: Appeals
asked by: Barry Sheerman
19/04/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect of the substantial injustice test on the ability of the Court of Appeal to correct miscarriages of justice in change of law cases including joint enterprise.

2. Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation
asked by: Christopher Chope
07/01/2020
... on what date the Miscarriage of Justice Service received the application from Mr David Bryant of Christchurch for compensation; what the timeframe is for a decision to be made on that application; and if he will make a statement.

3. Miscarriages of Justice
asked by: Barry Sheerman
27/04/2018
... psychological and educational support services the Government makes available to prisoners released after a wrongful conviction.

4. Post Office: Miscarriages of Justice
asked by: Lisa Nandy
23/03/2021
... what plans he has to compensate sub-postmasters affected by the Horizon post office scandal.

5. Miscarriages of Justice: Compensation
asked by: Barry Sheerman
27/04/2018
... what guidance on accessing Government compensation his Department provides to prisoners released after a wrongful conviction.

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5 Current APPG Officers
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Barry Sheerman MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5037.

Email: sheermanb@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Charlotte Threipland, APPEAL, 6-8 Amwell Street (First Floor), London EC1R 1UQ. Tel: 0207 278 6949

Email: charlotte@appeal.org.uk

Secretariat:

APPEAL acts as the group's secretariat. http://appeal.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://appgmiscarriagesofjustice.wordpress.com/

Benefits in Kind
Date
4 Feb 2021
Source
APPEAL
Description
APPEAL is paid by individual partners of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 04/02/2021 To : 03/02/2022
Value
£6,001
Date
4 Feb 2020
Source
APPEAL
Description
APPEAL is paid by Simpson Thacher & Barlett LLP to act as the group's secretariat   From : 04/02/2020 To : 03/02/2021
Value
£13,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Miscarriages of Justice APPG

Former APPG Officers
Lucy Powell Portrait
Lucy Powell
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Manchester Central
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 21st April 2021
Ellie Reeves Portrait
Ellie Reeves
Officer
Labour - Lewisham West and Penge
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 21st April 2021
Robert Neill Portrait
Robert Neill
Officer
Conservative - Bromley and Chislehurst
Joined: 13th February 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Officer
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
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Lord Ramsbotham
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 2nd January 2019
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Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th December 2017
Departed: 29th August 2018