Thursday, 28 June 2018

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Crisis in Our Justice System



As mentioned in my previous posting I was invited by Jon Robins (the Justice Gap) to speak at the third meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice, hosted by Barry Sheerman MP, in the House of Commons on 25 June 2018. The meeting was based around the launch of Jon Robins' outstanding new book "Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Crisis in Our Justice System".  Other speakers were: Michael Mansfield QC and lawyer Matt Foot who have been involved in many of the cases described in the book; Waney Squier the world-renowned neuropathologist who suffered for being one of the few medical experts to question the mainstream medical guidelines on 'shaken baby syndrome'; Gloria Morrison who spoke about the problems of Joint Enterprise relevant to some of the cases; and Liam Allan and Eddie Gilfoyle who spoke about their own experiences (theirs are are two of the cases discussed in the book). It was a very powerful and informative meeting which was very well attended (with many having to stand for the full two hours)

I  have now written a detailed review of the book (also available here) which includes more about the House of Commons meeting. (Note: there are two errors in the researchgate version: Waney Squier is misspelt as "Squire" on page 2 and the chapter describing the Ben Geen case should be 9 not 8 as stated on page 1)



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