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U
nited Against Injustice is the national federation of groups campaigning against miscarriages of justice. It holds a major public meeting every October.

Important documents on the site include No Smoke Without Fire by Jill Morrell, a guide for victims of miscarriage of justice and their supporters (highly recommended).

UAI does not support individual cases.

ORGANISATIONS which support cases
A group for anyone in the Merseyside area who has suffered a serious miscarriage of justice in a criminal case, and who is actually innocent of the crime of which they have been convicted, and their families, friends and supporters.
Scotland-based organisation which at present mainly operates online - has a very useful website. To email them, go to their contact page.

JENGbA campaigns for the overturning of wrongful convictions which are the result of the use of the joint enterprise law, and for the abolition of, or major change in the joint enterprise law.
JENGBA, 2 Acklam Road, London W10 5QZ
mobile 07709 115793
http://www.jointenterprise.co/information.html
email JENGbA jointenterpriseinfo@gmail.com
Joint Enterprise page on this website

A group of miscarriage of justice victims and their families and supporters, based in Birmingham, set up in July 2010, for mutual help and advice.
A group of miscarriage of justice victims and their families and supporters, based in Leeds, set up in May 2006, for mutual help and advice.
Support group for all types of cases, based in Kent

A Liverpool-based support and campaigning organisation which holds monthly meetings.

Kent Against Injustice (K.A.I.) offers support to the families of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted
http://www.londonagainstinjustice.co.uk/index.htmLondon Against Injustice
London Against Injustice is a support group for family and friends of prisoners who are innocent of the crime of which they have been found guilty. We meet once a month in central London to share information, give support and encouragement to those of us who are fighting against the wrongful conviction of our loved ones.
If you are seeking to find justice for someone you know has been wrongly convicted and would like some support and advice, please come along to our meetings.
http://www.innocencenetwork.org.uk/contacts.htmInnocence Network UK
C/O School of Law
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ
Aims to encourage the establishment of Innocence Projects attached to universities and promote research into the causes of miscarriage of justice.
An Innocence Project is a group of students investigating, normally under the supervision of a practising lawyer, the case of a convicted person maintaining innocence, who has exhausted the initial appeals process. Students aim to find evidence that will assist them in making an application to the CCRC for that person’s case to be reviewed for referral back to the Court of Appeal.
Northumbria Student Law Office
University of Northumbria Student Law Office
email
la.studentlawoffice@northumbria.ac.uk
tel.: 0191 227 3909
Student Law Office
School of Law
Northumbria University
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

North East England

If you have a legal problem but cannot afford legal advice or representation, the award winning Student Law Office at Northumbria Law School offers a free legal advice and representation service to the public and is now seeking new cases.
The Student Law Office runs just like an ordinary solicitor's practice.


email: info@swawc.org.uk

c/o Cardiff Law School Innocence Project
(Student Committee)
Cardiff Law School
Museum Avenue
Cardiff CF10 3AX

Wales

South Wales Against Wrongful Conviction is a long-standing organisation in South Wales which has successfully supported several miscarriage of justice cases. It seeks to offer support and advice to those wrongly convicted and their families and friends in their struggle for justice.

Miscarriage of Justice unit "Inside Justice"
Louise Shorter writes a regular column for Inside Time about the work they are doing and, each month, will highlight a case or an issue. If you would like to be considered please write, where possible via your solicitor, to: Louise Shorter, Inside Justice, PO Box 251, Hedge End, Hampshire. SO30 4XJ
MOJO Scotland was set up by Paddy Joe Hill and John McManus. It is dedicated to assisting innocent people both in prison and after their release.
MOJO Scotland, 54 Carlton Place Glasgow G5 9TW.
Tel: 01414180152
http://www.factuk.org/
Campaigns on behalf of carers and teachers (and their families) who are victims of false allegations of abuse.
F.A.C.T. (UK), PO Box 3074, Cardiff, CF3 3WZ
email: info@factuk.org

People Appealing Convictions for Sexual Offences
For anyone who has been falsely accused or been subjected to an unwarranted investigation, PACSO can provide advice pre-trial, on appeals and CCRC applications, and refer cases to specialist solicitors. http://www.pacso.co.uk/index-1.html email:support@pacso.co.uk
The Portia Campaign
The Portia Campaign was set up 27 years ago and is now a loose association of like-minded people who are certain that injustice is rife within the British criminal justice system.
Details many miscarriages of justice and contains some excellent articles by the late Simon Regan.
FASO
False Allegations Support Organisation
FASO is a voluntary organisation dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse.
Miscarriages of Justice UK details a large number of cases and works closely with prisoners.
SOFAP
Joint website for
People Against False Allegations of Abuse and
Support Organisation for Falsely Accused People
http://www.pafaa.org.uk/wordpress
Justice for Women
Justice For Women is a feminist organisation that campaigns and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners
Excellent site providing extensive advice for those having problems with social services [appears to be unavailable at present 30 September 2011
Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information. "We provide information ... of use to those who are in a position to make necessary changes in our investigative and judicial systems, those who have been affected by false accusations, including the family & friends of victims, and those who have suffered from being pressurised into making false accusations."

CAMPAIGNS - see also cases, many of which have their own campaigns

Simon Hall was convicted of murder on very slight circumstantial evidence
Cambridge Two
Website for Ruth Wyner and John Brock, wrongfully convicted of allowing the sale of heroin at the shelter they ran for the homeless. Their appeals were dismissed but their sentences reduced in December 2000 (articles reprinted at this site).
A website dealing with Shaken Baby Syndrome - many parents have been wrongly accused of murdering their children.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
http://www.rcjadvice.org.uk/miscarriages-of-justice/

Provides support to people who successfully appeal against conviction. Can help from before release and for as long as necessary afterwards. Helps with

  • finding accomodation,
  • applying for National Insurance credits,
  • registering with a GP and accessing appropriate healthcare and counselling,
  • finding a solicitor to deal with compensation claims, etc.

RCJ Advice Bureau

Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
0207 7947 7822 Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm

INSIDEDOUBT is for anyone who needs help to campaign against miscarriages of justice
One of this country's foremost fingerprint experts
The Institute provides specialist forensic scientific consultancy services
An organisation of solicitors who take on cases of people convicted of sexual abuse crimes which are alleged to have taken place years earlier.
Established and maintained by Peter Hill, the former producer of Rough Justice, with extensive material on a number of ongoing miscarriages of justice.
A collection of articles relating to past lectures in honour of the former secretary of Justice.
Write to them if you wish to express your concerns on a matter - they have to read it and reply.
Find the name of an MP by entering an address and/or postcode.

An extremely interesting and informed American site, updated throughout the week. Its database features hundreds of articles and other original content on forensic behavioral sciences, DNA, toxicology, and pathology.

Liberty is an independent human rights organisation which works to defend and extend rights and freedoms in England and Wales. Founded in 1934, it is the largest membership organisation of its kind in Europe.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission is the official body with the task of reviewing possible miscarriages of justice.
The SCCRC is the Scottish counterpart to the CCRC.
if you want to complain about the police - but why should you complain about our boys in blue who are only doing their job?

Many visitors to this site may wish to complain about a barrister...
We offer no guarantees about the result of complaints about a barrister being investigated by barristers.

Many visitors to this site may wish to compain about a solicitor...
We offer no guarantees about the result of complaints about a solicitor being investigated by solicitors.
Did your case involve West Yorks Police? Then you might find this site useful:
www.upsd.co.uk
'We are a group of experienced investigators who have come together to fight police incompetence, misconduct or criminality that lead to miscarriages of justice '
Website where people publish complaints about solicitors. You can search for any solicitor listed on the site. Comments are by disappointed clients.
Contact info and daily lists
Text of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Expert witness directory
Provides legal advice and information to prisoners in England and Wales regarding their rights, and the application of the Prison Rules conditions of imprisonment.
Takes up prisoners’ complaints about their treatment inside prison by providing free advice and assistance on an individual and confidential basis, taking legal action where appropriate.
MEDIA

HumanRightsTV

"We recognise that those who have suffered abuse often suffer further indignity by remaining unheard. In making the individual story, told by the individual in their own words and their own way, visible, accessible and freely available we can offer some support to those who need it most."

Videos of interviews with Paul Blackburn, Susan May and Dr Michael Naughton on a page devoted to the work of the Innocence Network UK - click here

SKY TV channel with programmes on miscarriage of justice cases
Adrian Clarke is a photographer who has taken a series of photographs of miscarriage of justice victims.
Films of events, including the 2005 Miscarriage of Justice Day public meeting. Only £14.95 if you have visited this site! (normally £29.95) And 25% of the price goes to United Against Injustice.
The excellent monthly free paper for prisoners is available online
Please note that Innocent can only help with criminal cases in the UK
SOURCES OF HELP IN OTHER COUNTRIES
http://www.fairtrials.net/ Fair Trials International is a unique human rights charity. We campaign for fundamental rights for people facing the ordeal of criminal charges in a country other than their own.

Centurion Ministeries http://www.centurionministries.org/

covers USA and Canada

The primary mission of Centurion Ministries is to vindicate and free from prison those who are completely innocent of the crimes for which they have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for life or death. Centurion Ministries (CM) is a secular non-profit organization headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey with a full-time paid staff of five employees, including an investigator in Seattle. Centurion Ministries has a national network of attorneys and forensic experts who ably assist us in our work on behalf of the convicted innocent throughout the U.S. and Canada.
http://www.reprieve.org.uk/http://www.reprieve.org.uk/

Reprieve is a UK charity protecting the human rights of people facing the death penalty
Also Reprieve USA: 'dedicated to assisting in the provision of effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people facing the death penalty at the hands of the state.'
New Orleans Justice Centre destroyed by hurricane Katrina - Guardian article

Networked Knowledge

The aim of Networked Knowledge is to investigate and provide information on alleged serious miscarriages of justice that have occurred in South Australia

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