What is an All-Party Parliamentary Group?
All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.
This annual report provides details of what the APPG has achieved in the past year. It is
important that the group’s work is visible and accessible to the wider interested community which is reflected in our regularly holding public meetings, but significantly the APPG has also been working hard behind the scenes holding meetings with the Ministry of Justice and Criminal Cases Review Commission and so this report is our opportunity to report to all interested parties on the important work that we have done.
The Secretariat to the APPG on Miscarriages of Justice is provided by APPEAL, which works on criminal appeal cases and policy, investigating the facts to get to the real truth about guilt or innocence, or challenging unfair prison terms. Their goal is to free innocent prisoners and reform the British criminal justice system so that the risks of miscarriages of justice and unfair sentences are minimised and any mistakes that do occur are corrected swiftly.
The APPG on Miscarriages of Justice Register can be found here.
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