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The Criminal Cases Review Commission is an non-departmental public body set up following the Royal Commission on Criminal Justice itself a continuation of the May Inquiry. It aims to investigate possible miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Commission assesses whether convictions or sentences should be referred to a court of appeal.

Statistics as of August 31. 2008 [1]

  • 11,061 total applications to the Commission
  • 209 cases still open
  • 442 actively being worked on
  • 10,410 cases completed (including ineligible) with 395 referrals to the Court of Appeal
  • 370 cases heard by the Court of Appeal (260 quashed, 110 upheld)


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