The Birmingham Six were six men: Hugh Callaghan, Patrick Joseph Hill, Gerard Hunter, Richard McIlkenny, William Power and John Walker, who, in 1975, were each sentenced to life imprisonment following their false convictions for the Birmingham pub bombings. Their convictions were declared unjust and unsatisfactory and quashed by the Court of Appeal on 14 March 1991. The six men were later awarded compensation ranging from £840,000 to £1.2 million.
In April 1997 that the first miscarriage of justice watchdog began its work. The Criminal Cases Review Commission is now 20 years old. A milestone has been reached but should we be celebrating the CCRC’s anniversary? Professor Julie Price, director of Cardiff Law School Innocence Project, introduces our #CCRC20 series. You can read her articles for the Justice Gap here.
My Application To The CCRC
My 31 page application to the Criminal Case Review Commission.