Miscarriage of Justice

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Miscarriage of Justice

A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial out-come.

A miscarriage of justice arises when the decision of a court is inconsistent with the substantive rights of a party.

See: error, inequity, injustice, misjudgment
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The Sinn Fein leader rejected claims the IRA has any responsibility for miscarriages of justice linked to republican violence after former SDLP MP Seamus Mallon accused terror leaders of "almost conniving" with the British government to keep innocent people behind bars.
He said: "What he learned from his time in prison and campaign for release was the importance of not only raging against his own injustice but fighting for those who had also suffered miscarriages of justice.
Conservative Justice Minister Damian Green said: "The public must have confidence that compensation for miscarriages of justice is paid in a fair and consistent way.
Later in that same Foreword, Professor Acker outlines a vision for the law review's special series on miscarriages of justice, a vision that insists on a broad understanding of what constitutes such a miscarriage: "The focus on 'miscarriages of justice' is deliberately expansive.
The Supreme Court has allowed appeals by two men who say they were victims of miscarriages of justice and were wrongly refused compensation after their murder convictions were overturned.
Miscarriage watchdog JUSTICE watchdog the Criminal Cases Review Commission investigates alleged miscarriages of justice.
THE victim of one of the worst miscarriages of justice in British history has vowed to help free convicted mur-r derer Gary Critchley by clear-r ing his name.
Tonight he''ll be doing his first Liverpool gig in two years for the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation (MOJO), alongside John Head from Shack, Peter Hooton from The Farm and Paddy Hill of the Birmingham Six and Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four.
A BODY who investigate alleged miscarriages of justice have been given permission to release details of the case of the Lockerbie bomber, it was announced yesterday.
THE Criminal Cases Review Commission, based in Birmingham, is to mark its 10th anniversary by staging a major conference on miscarriages of justice.
It was contrary to justice and common sense for the Home Office to deduct "living expenses" from compensation paid to men who spend years in jail because of miscarriages of justice, the House of Lords was told yesterday.
Home Secretary Charles Clarke was to outline the new measures to address concerns that victims of miscarriages of justice sometimes receive more compensation than victims of crime.