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PostSubject: Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.   Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:45 pm

If you have been convicted of a crime in a Scottish court and you believe that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred in respect of that conviction or in relation to the sentence imposed then the Commission may be able to assist in reviewing your case. We usually require that you have exhausted the normal appeals process before applying to the Commission. If you feel that the Commission can assist, you should request an application form from us using the contact details below or download an application form.

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PostSubject: PUBLICATION OF THE NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SCOTTISH CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION   Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:32 pm

PUBLICATION OF THE NINTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SCOTTISH
CRIMINAL CASES REVIEW COMMISSION
The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission today announced the
publication of its ninth annual report, covering the period from 1 April 2007 to 31
March 2008.
The Commission was established in April 1999 to review alleged miscarriages of
justice in Scottish criminal convictions and sentences independently of
Government and the Crown.
The report set out the Commission main functions and performance over the
reporting year, including the annual accounts. Additional information is provided
on case statistics and the decision making process, as well as future plans.
The Commission’s Chairman, The Very Rev. Dr Graham Forbes CBE, said
today:
“The past year has again been an exceptionally busy and successful one for the
Commission in the continuance of our role in investigating alleged miscarriages
of justice and promoting public confidence in the criminal justice system. The
level of new cases submitted to the Commission has returned to what we
anticipate will be our normal level, and, with the conclusion of the Lockerbie case
during 2007, we are seeking to improve upon our key targets in terms of
processing and concluding case reviews.
Our Annual Report for 2007-08 clearly sets out our achievements for the year as
well as highlighting key statistics and trends in the review process. The
Commission has now reviewed a total of 939 cases, and moving into our tenth
year expect to receive and conclude the review of our 1000th case. We continue
to find that there has been no miscarriage of justice in the majority of cases we
review, which is reassuring. For those cases we refer back to the High Court, the
Commission has demonstrated the importance of its independent review in the
attainment of justice.”
The report is available free of charge from the Commission at 5th floor Portland
House, 17 Renfield Street, Glasgow, Tel: 0141 270 7030, Fax: 0141 270 7040.
E-mail: info@sccrc.org.uk
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