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.

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But since being released, he has been fighting the Ministry of Justice's decision which said he was not entitled to compensation because he cannot show his conviction was overturned because of "new or newly discovered" facts or that he is, beyond reasonable doubt, the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Gilroy's family told reporters he was the victim of "a major miscarriage of justice."
"I know in my case there has been a miscarriage of justice and the Supreme Court is now wanting to listen."
The commission said it had identified six grounds where it believed "a miscarriage of justice may have occurred".
THREE senior judges say the miscarriage of justice over Liverpool's Cameo cinema murders was to be ``deeply regretted''.
This is a person's last chance if they believe they have been a victim of a miscarriage of justice," she said.
She added: "I'm delighted to see someone of that status having the courage to stand up publicly and saying what we know, that these two men have been wrongly convicted and are victims of a miscarriage of justice.
But the Crown Office insisted: "It does not follow that there was a miscarriage of justice."
The case has now taken a new twist after the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) ruled there is a chance he may have been the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
The couple were forced to give their children up for adoption after accusations of abuse, but have now been told they cannot get them back by the Court of Appeal, despite a potential miscarriage of justice.