APPG on Miscarriages of Justice

Welcome to the official website for the APPG on Miscarriages of Justice. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Miscarriages of Justice was formed in November 2017 to examine the structural problems within the criminal justice system which result in miscarriages of justice, and to provide a forum to improve access to justice for those who have been wrongly convicted.

The report of the inquiry by the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice – In the Interests of Justice – is now available here.

Strong participation among MPs is vital if the report is to reach its full potential of change to benefit the victims of wrongful convictions. Write to your MP and convince them to attend, join the APPG and take miscarriages of justice seriously using the email template available here.

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The APPG aims to focus on, but is not restricted to, the following issues:

  • The ability of the criminal justice system to identify and overturn miscarriages of justice
  • Disclosure, including post-conviction
  • Joint enterprise
  • Treatment of exonerees
  • Best practice from other jurisdictions

The Secretariat to the APPG on Miscarriages of Justice is provided by APPEAL.