Righting Wrongs

What are the barriers to women seeking to overturn unsafe convictions or unfair sentences in the court of appeal (criminal division)

Appeals to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) have dropped by 36% from 2011 to 2019. Recent research has highlighted the particular vulnerabilities of women in prison, leading to concerns women may have particular difficulties successfully accessing their right to appeal. There has been no prior research of women’s experiences of appealing, so this research project set out to identify the barriers faced by women seeking to overturn unsafe convictions or unfair sentences in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

This research was only possible with the support of The Griffins Society Fellowship.

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