Reminder – Westminster Hall Debate

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Reminder – Westminster Hall Debate (Sent via email from APPG on MOJ)

In case you missed it, following on from last month’s successful launch of the Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice’s report, the APPG Chair, Barry Sheerman MP, has secured a Westminster Hall Debate on the topic of strengthening the Criminal Cases Review Commission. 
Westminster Hall Debates are broadcast live and available afterwards on Parliament Live TV. 
Due to the sad passing of HRH Prince Philip, Parliament has been recalled a day earlier than anticipated, which means the debate has been moved ahead to 16.05-16.35 tomorrow (Tuesday 13 April).

Tune in at 16.05 tomorrow or watch it later from the same link: recording of the launch event can now be viewed on Youtube here.
 Get your MP involvedIf you haven’t already, make sure your MP is involved and understands the importance of correcting miscarriages of justice. Use this template letter to encourage them to become a member. This toolfrom WriteToThem can help to make finding and emailing your MP easier.

News of the APPG’s Annual General Meeting will be publicised soon – event details to follow.  
Members of the Shrewsbury 24 pickets have had their names cleared after almost 50 years of campaigning. Read more at BBC News.

Oliver Campbell continues to fight to appeal his murder conviction. BBC Newsnight recently broadcast a television piece on the case, available here. and a recent podcast by The Justice Gap also looks at the case in detail. The podcast also features an interview with Westminster Commission co-chair Lord Garnier QC.

A new charity, The Defendant, has been launched to provide practical and emotional support to defendants in criminal proceedings. Launched by justice advocates and survivors of false accusations, Liam Allan and Hannah Arkwright, the charity is operating a telephone helpline. Visit its website for more information.

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