Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice – launch event

The APPG on Miscarriages of Justice is hosting a Zoom launch event on Thursday 18 March, 17.30-18.30, for discussion of the Westminster Commission’s report on the wrongful conviction watchdog the Criminal Cases Review Commission, ‘In the Interests of Justice’ report on the Criminal Cases Review Commission as it looks to grow support for the inquiry’s recommendations.

The event will feature discussion from APPG members and the inquiry’s Commissioners, before hearing from an exoneree on the experience of being wrongly convicted, and feature a panel discussion from across the justice sector of the report’s consequences. The panel is set to include Helen Pitcher, Chairman of the CCRC; Dr Hannah Quirk, King’s College London and the Inner Temple, a leading academic in the field of wrongful convictions; and David Rose, an investigative journalist with considerable experience on miscarriages of justice. A Q&A will end the session.

RSVP at: https://parliament-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/u50tdu6qrj4tEtKAAh3HTd1andeIhbmzJ1_l.

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 take miscarriages of justice seriously using the template for an email available here.

Although there will be a chat feature to ask questions during the event, you are encouraged to send any questions in advance to alex@appeal.org.uk to increase the chances of them being covered.

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