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Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Comparative and Foreign Law

2009

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Correcting Injustice: Studying How The United Kingdom And The United States Review Claims Of Innocence, Lissa Griffin Jan 2009

Correcting Injustice: Studying How The United Kingdom And The United States Review Claims Of Innocence, Lissa Griffin

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

This article examines the U.K. and U.S. systems to determine what lessons, if any, the United States can learn from the United Kingdom's experience. Part I provides a background of the CCRC and the U.K. Court of Appeal, and describes how these two entities work in tandem with broad powers to investigate and correct miscarriages of justice in the United Kingdom. Part II takes an in-depth look at the Court of Appeal's decisions of CCRC referred cases and identifies five categories into which these decisions fall-- categories that exemplify the institutional mechanisms that facilitate review of miscarriages of justice. These …