The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission and the Appeal Court at 20 Years: Relationship Status – It’s Complicated?

Isla Callander, Fiona Leverick

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The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) was established in 1999 as an independent state funded body with the remit to review possible miscarriages of justice.1 It remains one of only a very few such bodies worldwide – aside from the Scottish Commission, there is a Criminal Cases Review Commission for England, Wales and Northern Ireland2 and similar commissions exist in Norway3 and North Carolina.4 At the time of writing, a Bill is progressing through Parliament in New Zealand that, if successful, would establish a Commission there.5
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-307
Number of pages21
JournalJuridical Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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