CCRC and Covid 19

The CCRC has adapted to the restrictions put in place by the Government in relation to Covid-19. In line with the current guidance our office has been closed for the time being, but we continue to work on our existing cases and we are still welcoming new applications...

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The CCRC is the public body responsible for independently investigating alleged miscarriages of justice. We have special legal powers and can look into any criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Mostly we look into cases where someone has already tried to appeal through the courts. If we find new information that makes a case look really different now, we can send the case for a fresh appeal. We are an independent organisation funded with taxpayers' money. This means we are independent of the police, the courts, the government and everyone else. It does not cost anything to apply to us...

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