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.

Write to your MP and ask them to join

Strong participation among MPs is vital if our work is to reach its full potential and benefit the victims of wrongful convictions. Support the APPG and Westminster Commission inquiry by contacting your MP and convincing them to attend events and become an APPG member.

To find out who your MP is, and their contact details, visit this link. A template for a letter or email can be downloaded here. Remember to include your own address when you write to your MP so that they know you live in their constituency.

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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.