Correcting Miscarriages of Justice: The Role of the Criminal Cases Review Commission - The Bowker Lecture, September 28, 1999

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  • L. H. Leigh

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https://doi.org/10.29173/alr1439

Abstract

This article explains the origins and operation of the Criminal Cases Review Commission of the United Kingdom. The Commission was created in1997 to investigate and respond to possible miscarriages of justice. The article explains how the Commission works and its jurisdiction. As well, the author describes the strengths and weaknesses of the workings of the Commission. This article was originally delivered as a lecture at the University of Alberta on September 28, 1999 as part of the Bowker Lecture series.

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