Tag Archives: rule of law

Record number of people exonerated of crimes in US in 2013

 newspaper Eighty-seven people cleared of conviction, including in many cases which investigation revealed no crime ever committed. The number of people exonerated after they were falsely convicted of crimes in the US has reached an historic high, with 87 walking … Continue reading

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Anonymity for defendants accused of sexual abuse or rape

  After yet another high-profile case is lost by the CPS, this time in the trial of William Roache, it is time to reintroduce anonymity for defendants accused of sexual abuse or rape. At the very mention of the subject, … Continue reading

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UK – Daily Mail

British charity worker falsely accused of being a paedophile by police in Thailand is released after spending 14 months in a ‘hell’ prison Ian Tracy was wrongly jailed for four years for being a paedophile Served 14 months in Nong … Continue reading

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Australia: Call for end of juries in new book: ‘Presumed Guilty’

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
A veteran reporter in Western Australia, Bret Christian, has written a new book entitled ‘Presumed Guilty’. In promoting the book, he has given an interesting radio interview where he calls for the abolition of…

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Apocalypse soon? The UK without the European Convention on Human Rights

Updated, 19 May 2013 | Last night, lawyers, academics, NGOs and even the President of the Supreme Court gathered in a basement conference room in central London.  Their purpose was to discuss the UK “without Convention Rights”, a possible future that … Continue reading

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FACT(UK) – Falsely Accused Teachers, Carers and other Professionals

Having bought my train tickets over two months ago  I was at last pleased to be blowing the dust off them yesterday as I took them from the bookcase shelf, slid them into my wallet and headed out of the … Continue reading

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UK – how can a so called developed country allow it’s officials to take this path?

After Savile: policing as entertainment Operation Yewtree isn’t about solving crime – it’s more like a reality TV format where the police’s aim is to thrill the paedo-fearing public. When, 50 years from now, historians look back at the extraordinary amount … Continue reading

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