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Applying for the CCRC to review a case
Anyone can apply if they believe they have been wrongly convicted of a criminal offence or wrongly sentenced in a criminal court in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland. Before you apply, we strongly recommend that you read about the CCRC’s application process. This will help you to understand how we work and how to make the best application possible.
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New DNA breakthrough leads to rape and assault conviction being sent back to the Court of Appeal

Anti-Apartheid protesters’ historic convictions overturned by Crown Court

Q&A with the CCRC Board

The Criminal Cases Review Commission invited members of the public to ask questions following its third annual Open Board meeting on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

Post Office workers offered support on challenging Horizon convictions after 64th case is referred back to the courts 

Post Office Horizon referral is 64th case referred back to Crown Court by CCRC

Concerns over three police officers’ credibility sees 1980s murder case referred back to the courts

Potential jury misdirection results in conviction being referred back to the courts

Modern standards of fairness, and a change in expert opinion form basis of the Oliver Campbell referral to the Court of Appeal  

CCRC invites everyone to observe its 3rd annual Open Board meeting

No grounds to refer murder case back to the Court of Appeal

Fraud conviction overturned after latest CCRC Post Office referral

A former post office worker has had her conviction of fraud by abuse of position overturned following a referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).