Criminal Cases Review Commission


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Criminal Cases Review Commission

an investigative body for England and Wales with power to review alleged miscarriages of justice. It cannot itself quash convictions but may remit cases to the court of appeal. There is a Scottish equivalent - the SCOTTISH CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION.
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The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has given David Morris provisional notice that his case isn't currently considered appropriate for appeal, despite years of lobbying by his family.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has made a provisional decision not to refer the pickets' case to the Court of Appeal, and Ricky said: "I'm disappointed but I'm not surprised.
Six of those involving mainly high-profile individuals have been taken up by the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
He said the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner were already there to address complaints.
His case has been referred to the Court of Appeal in London by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), which investigates possible miscarriages of justice.
John Ashton, author of Megrahi: You are My Jury, branded the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission "incompetent".
A legal source LINKS said: "He is going to the Criminal Cases Review Commission in an effort to clear his name.
They - and relatives of al-Megrahi - have applied to the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) to refer his case back to the High Court for a fresh appeal.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission has confirmed that a "substantive investigation" has now begun, but added that this did not indicate a judgment as to the merits of the application or its chances of being referred for appeal.
It was an emotional occasion but it helped me to prepare a draft submission containing fresh evidence for his new legal team, now being examined by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, in the hope of gaining a new appeal.
With only a few months left before he is freed from prison, Evans submitted an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Stephen James Leach has been appointed as a new Commissioner for the Criminal Cases Review Commission.