Criminal Cases Review Commission
CCRC Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19 laid in Parliament
The Criminal Cases Review Commission’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19 was laid in Parliament on Thursday July 18th.
The Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19 sets out facts and figures in relation to the performance and finances of the independent public body established 20 years ago to investigate alleged miscarriages of justice.
A PDF copy of the report can be downloaded free of charge here.
This press release was issued by Criminal Cases Review Commission. We can be contacted on 0121 233 1473 or at email@example.com
The Annual Report and Accounts of the Criminal Cases Review Commission is presented to Parliament by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in pursuance of paragraph 8(3) of Schedule 1 to the The Criminal Appeal Act 1995 and by the Comptroller and Auditor General in pursuance of paragraph 9(4) of Schedule 1 to that Act. It is also presented to the Northern Ireland Assembly under paragraph 8(4) of the Criminal Appeal Act 1995 by the Department of Justice.
Notes for editors
- The Commission is an independent body set up under the Criminal Appeal Act 1995. It is responsible for reviewing suspected and alleged miscarriages of criminal justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based in Birmingham and is funded by the Ministry of Justice.
- There are currently 13 Commissioners who bring to the Commission considerable experience from a wide variety of backgrounds. Commissioners are appointed by the Queen on the recommendation of the Prime Minister in accordance with the Office for the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice.
- The Commission usually receives around 1,400 applications for reviews (convictions and/or sentences) each year. Since starting work in 1997, the CCRC has referred around 3% of applications to the appeal courts.
- The Commission considers whether, as a result of new evidence or argument, there is a real possibility that the conviction would not be upheld were a reference to be made. New evidence or argument is argument or evidence which has not been raised during the trial or on appeal. Applicants should usually have appealed first. A case can be referred in the absence of new evidence or argument or an earlier appeal only if there are “exceptional circumstances”.
- If a case is referred, it is then for the appeal court to decide whether the conviction is unsafe or the sentence unfair.
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Commission refers the human trafficking case of Ms A to the Crown Court10/12/2019 13:10:00
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The Court of Appeal yesterday quashed the convictions of Winston Trew, Sterling Christie and George Griffiths following a referral for appeal by the Criminal Cases Review Commission on the basis of police misconduct.
Commission refers the murder conviction of Adrian Jones to the Court of Appeal.28/11/2019 09:20:00
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Commission refers the sentence of Amin Kaveh to the Court of Appeal22/11/2019 09:20:00
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Commission refers the case of George Griffiths – a third Oval Four conviction15/11/2019 14:25:00
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Commission refers firearms offences of Gary Lee Williams to the Court of Appeal06/11/2019 15:05:00
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