I am a member of the Criminal Cases Stakeholder Forum which convenes in London around 3 times per year. The Forum is focused on improving the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the CCRC for Applicant’s. The Forum is comprised of 20 members drawn from Journalists, Lawyers, Academics and NGO’s who have an active track record in highlighting miscarriages of justice cases. At least 2 members of the CCRC will be present at each meeting. The Forum can make recommendations to the CCRC on ways in which it can improve its handling of applications or in communicating with Applicant’s on the progress of their application. Or, if there are any trends in complaints or difficulties being expressed from Applicants.
The Forum has been up and running now for just over its first year. The general perception of Applicant’s from the 6 counties is that they are all satisfied with exception of 1 or 2 specific conflicts that Applicants from up north have had with the CCRC.
I am just putting this out there to see if any 6 County Applicants are having problems. I am curious to know if there are any problems or concerns with the CCRC specific to its handling of cases from the 6 counties? If any 6 county Applicants would like to email me about any problem or concern they are having with the CCRC over the handling of their case then they could let me know so that I might be able to raise it directly during a Forum meeting (firstname.lastname@example.org).
⏩ Christy Walsh was stitched up by the British Ministry of Defence and spent many years in prison as a result.