Statement on Sam Hallam & Victor Nealon: Grand Chamber dismisses application, but recognises devastating impact of wrongful conviction

Statement on Sam Hallam & Victor Nealon Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights dismisses application, but recognises devastating impact of wrongful conviction Today, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that the test for compensation introduced in 2014 (Section 133(1ZA) of the Criminal Justice Act 1988) is compatible…

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The inside story on the new Andy Malkinson documentary

The inside story on the new Andy Malkinson documentary APPEAL’s Lizzie Norton is behind-the-scenes A documentary telling the story of APPEAL’s client Andrew Malkinson’s fight for justice airs on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 6 June at 9pm.   ‘The Wrong Man: 17 Years Behind Bars’ gives Andy’s firsthand account of the shock…

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Doubt Dismissed

Doubt Dismissed Race, Juries and Wrongful Conviction Nisha Waller and Naima Sakande /// Jan 2024 Nisha Waller and Naima Sakande hold up their report Doubt Dismissed at the launch party in May 2024 In May 2024, APPEAL published a report on the hidden racist and classist intent behind the 1967 introduction of majority jury verdicts…

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Ripple effects: The Andy Malkinson story and criminal justice reform

Ripple effects: The Andy Malkinson story and criminal justice reform APPEAL’s James Burley on one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British history Andy Malkinson stands on the steps of the Court of Appeal flanked by James Burley and Emily Bolton On 26 July 2023, Andrew Malkinson finally walked out of the Royal Courts…

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One person’s story of holistic care

One person’s story of holistic care APPEAL’s Survivor Advocacy service and why it matters   Over the past 20 years I have been involved with several legal teams but I can honestly say that APPEAL is the first to see me as more than just a case to progress. They see me as a complete,…

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System snares just for women

System snares, just for women APPEAL’s Camille Wrightson dives into our latest policy reform efforts to make sentences for women facing disadvantage fairer   APPEAL’s specialist women’s justice lawyers use strategic litigation to appeal sentences and convictions for women experiencing severe disadvantage in the criminal justice system; women who are victims of domestic abuse, whose…

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A victim twice over

A victim twice over APPEAL’s Matt Foot recounts the shocking story of Sam Hallam who was denied compensation for his seven years wrongfully imprisoned Most people think that when a person has gone to prison when they shouldn’t have, that they will receive compensation when their conviction is finally overturned. However a most brutal law…

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Tried by our own peers

Tried by our own peers APPEAL’s Nisha Waller explores the racist origins behind majority jury verdicts Andrew Malkinson’s exoneration in July last year rightly raised doubts about the credibility of the police and Crown Prosecution Service. But the jury, who determined his guilt, was untouched by scrutiny. Malkinson firmly asserts that his jury is not…

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Wrongly convicted Andrew Malkinson using food bank as he awaits payout

Wrongly convicted Andrew Malkinson using food bank as he awaits payout     Andrew Malkinson, who spent 17 years in jail for a crime he did not commit, has described having to use a food bank and struggling to survive on universal credit while he waits for compensation. Writing in the Guardian, Malkinson said that…

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