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This is a list of organisations, websites, etc. that you might find helpful. The list is split into sections:

  • Support organisations
  • Campaigns
  • Other useful links
  • Media
  • Other countries

If you have a suggestion for additions to this list, please drop us a line at innocentorguk@gmail.com.

Support organisations

Name

Description

Link

False Allegations Support Organisation FASO is a voluntary organisation dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse. Click here
Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers Campaigns on behalf of carers and teachers (and their families) who are victims of false allegations of abuse. Click here
Joint Enterprise: Not Guilty by Association JENGbA campaigns for the overturning of wrongful convictions which are the result of the use of the joint enterprise law, and for the abolition of, or major change in the joint enterprise law. Click here
London Against Injustice “A support group for those who are innocent of a criminal conviction and their supporters.  We are all volunteers and are victims of a miscarriage of justice. We are not solicitors, so cannot provide legal advice, but we have a large pool of practical knowledge gathered from experience of our own  cases. If you are seeking justice for someone who is innocent of the crime of which they have been convicted and would like some support and advice, please come along to our meetings.” Click here
Miscarriages of Justice Organisation MOJO Scotland was set up by Paddy Joe Hill and John McManus. It is dedicated to assisting innocent people both in prison and after their release. Click here
Miscarriages of Justice UK (MOJUK) Miscarriages of Justice UK details a large number of cases and works closely with prisoners. Click here
P.A.F.A.A. / S.O.F.A.P.

(People Against False Accusations of Abuse / Support Organisation for Falsely Accused People)

Joint website for People Against False Allegations of Abuse and Support Organisation for Falsely Accused People. Click here
SAFARI

(Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information)

“We provide information … of use to those who are in a position to make necessary changes in our investigative and judicial systems, those who have been affected by false accusations, including the family & friends of victims, and those who have suffered from being pressurised into making false accusations.” Click here
South Wales Against Wrongful Conviction South Wales Against Wrongful Conviction is a long-standing organisation in South Wales which has successfully supported several miscarriage of justice cases. It seeks to offer support and advice to those wrongly convicted and their families and friends in their struggle for justice. Click here
United Against Injustice United Against Injustice is the national federation of groups campaigning against miscarriages of justice. It holds a major public meeting every October. UAI does not support individual cases. Click here
Wrongly Accused Person Scotland-based organisation which at present mainly operates online – has a very useful website. To email them, go to their contact page. Click here
Yorkshire and Humberside Against Injustice A group of miscarriage of justice victims and their families and supporters, based in Leeds, set up in May 2006, for mutual help and advice. Click here

 

Campaigns

Name

Description

Link

Beyond Reasonable Doubt – the case against Derek Christian Derek Christian was convicted of a violent, motiveless murder carried out in broad daylight. Multiple witnesses spoke of a clean shaven man in a white car acting suspiciously in the vicinity all day, but that didn’t stop Police arresting bearded Derek Christian for the crime – or the Prosecution trying to argue that white cars and silver cars were the same colour at trial. Click here
Clare Barstow
 INNOCENT Eddie Gilfoyle “In July 1993 Eddie was convicted of murder and was given a life sentence. Eddie has spent 18 years in jail and has always protested his innocence. Although he was freed in December 2010, Eddie will never be free until his name is cleared and we as the Eddie Gilfoyle Campaign will not stop until justice is served. “ Click here
Justice for Glyn Razzell With no evidence against anyone, no body and an evidence file thicker than the phone book to suggest that his wife was planning to disappear, Glyn Razzell was found guilty of murdering his wife. She supposedly was abducted on her way to work, but she’d not taken her ID. She was seen by a friend driving a car after she was supposedly dead. She’d withdrawn large amounts of money from her bank account, and drawn a large question mark on her calendar for the day she ‘disappeared’…   Click here
 Justice for Mark Barnsley Mark Barnsley was outnumbered by his attackers by as many as 15 to 1 when he was attacked at The Pomona pub in Sheffield, but was still found guilty on five charges – including three that he hadn’t even been charged with – and spent over eight years in prison. Was he a marked man by the Police due to his political activities? Click here
 Justice for Wesley (Wesley Porter) Wesley Porter took a car for a test drive, and decided he didn’t like it enough to buy it. Two weeks later, when the car was used in a murder, Wesley was arrested for being part of the group who carried out the murder. Ever resourceful, even the fact that the real murderers testified at trial that he was not part of the plot didn’t stop the Police from gaining a conviction. Click here
 Justice for Wullie Beck William Beck was 20 when he was arrested for an armed robbery of a post van in Livingston, Scotland in December 1981. 31 years later, after serving 6 years in prison for a conviction based exclusively on eyewitness identification, his case was referred for a new appeal, but the appeal was refused. Although Mr Beck claims that he was in Glasgow the entire day at the time of the robbery, some 40 miles away from where the crime occurred, he was convicted on the evidence of five eyewitnesses, only two of whom identified Mr Beck in an identity parade. Click here
 R v Omar Beguit Try, try and try again… when Police failed to gain a conviction for murder, they rounded up more and more drug addicts until the sheer weight of contradictory “witness accounts” secured a conviction at the third attempt. Who was the mysterious stranger that Italian authorities warned the Police about… and what are the odds of there being two knife murderers living within a few streets of each other at the same time? Click here

 

 

Other useful sites

Name

Description

Link

Allan Bayle One of this country’s foremost fingerprint experts. Click here
Bar Standards Board Many visitors to this site may wish to complain about a barrister…
We offer no guarantees about the result of complaints about a barrister being investigated by barristers.
Click here
The British False Memory Society “What is happening is that… people, usually during psychotherapy or counselling, are recovering ‘memories’ of having been sexually abused in childhood, even though those accused… deny such abuse and there is no corroborating evidence… Such memories, if false, have severe consequences… It is not uncommon for a whole network of family relationships to be destroyed as a result.”
The BFMS incorporates a telephone helpline to support families affected by the phenomenon of false memory. The Society also offers advice and access to legal assistance.
Click here
British and Irish Legal Information Institute The British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet. In August 2012, BAILII included 90 databases covering 7 jurisdictions. The system contains around 36 gigabytes of legal materials and around 297,513 searchable documents. Click here
Council of Europe The Council of Europe’s web portal for material relating to the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Click here
Criminal Cases Review Commission The Criminal Cases Review Commission is the official body with the task of reviewing possible miscarriages of justice. Click here
Expert Witness A directory of expert witnesses. Click here
The Forensic Institute The Institute provides specialist forensic scientific consultancy services. Click here
The Forensic Panel An extremely interesting and informed American site, updated throughout the week. Its database features hundreds of articles and other original content on forensic behavioral sciences, DNA, toxicology, and pathology. Click here
HM Courts & Tribunals Service HM Courts & Tribunals Service is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Click here
Independent Police Complaints Commission Contact the IPCC if you want to complain about the police – but why should you complain about our boys in blue who are only doing their job? Click here
Inside Justice An investigative unit which undertakes individual case reviews with the assistance of an expert Advisory Panel; works with the media to ensure accurate reporting of miscarriage of justice issues and lobbies for better practice to avoid wrongful convictions in the first place. Click here
The Justice Gap Online magazine site covering miscarriages of justice, as well as consumer rights, criminal justice and civil liberties. Click here
The Law Society Many visitors to this site may wish to complain about a solicitor…
We offer no guarantees about the result of complaints about a solicitor being investigated by solicitors.
Click here
Liberty Liberty is an independent human rights organisation which works to defend and extend rights and freedoms in England and Wales. Founded in 1934, it is the largest membership organisation of its kind in Europe. Click here
Prisoners’ Advice Service Provides legal advice and information to prisoners in England and Wales regarding their rights, and the application of the Prison Rules conditions of imprisonment. Takes up prisoners’ complaints about their treatment inside prison by providing free advice and assistance on an individual and confidential basis, taking legal action where appropriate. Click here
Rough Justice TV Established and maintained by Peter Hill, the former producer of Rough Justice, with extensive material on a number of ongoing miscarriages of justice. Click here
Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau Provides support to people who successfully appeal against conviction. Can help from before release and for as long as necessary afterwards. Helps with:

  • Finding accommodation
  • Applying for National Insurance credits
  • Registering with a GP and accessing appropriate healthcare and counselling
  • Finding a solicitor to deal with compensation claims, etc.
Click here
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission The SCCRC is the Scottish counterpart to the CCRC. Click here
Swarb.co.uk – case law as you need it “This is a substantial case law database (21 Dec ’15 – 90,001 cases). We index cases as they come on line, and note up and cross reference significant ones and in turn also those referenced. This produces a unique and powerful way of finding your way through the law.” Click here
They Work For You TheyWorkForYou lets you find out what your MP, MSP or MLA is doing in your name; read debates and written answers; see what’s coming up in Parliament; and sign up for email alerts when there’s past or future activity on someone or something you’re interested in. A transparency/democracy website from MySociety. Click here
unProfessional Standards Department “We are a group of experienced investigators who have come together to fight police incompetence, misconduct or criminality that lead to miscarriages of justice.” Primarily concerned with the affairs of West Yorkshire Police. Click here
What Do They Know? A website to help make and explore UK Freedom of Information Requests. A transparency/democracy website from MySociety. Click here
Write To Them Write To Them makes it easy for anyone to contact their representatives, even if they don’t know who they are. A transparency/democracy website from MySociety. Click here

Media

Name

Description

Link

Adrian Clarke Adrian Clarke is a photographer who has taken a series of photographs of miscarriage of justice victims. Click here
Inside Time This excellent monthly free paper for prisoners is also available online. Click here
Legal TV Videos of interviews with Paul Blackburn, Susan May and Dr Michael Naughton on a page devoted to the work of the Innocence Network UK. Click here

 

Other countries

Name

Description

Link

Centurion Ministries The primary mission of Centurion Ministries is to vindicate and free from prison those who are completely innocent of the crimes for which they have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for life or death. Centurion Ministries (CM) is a secular non-profit organization headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey with a full-time paid staff of five employees, including an investigator in Seattle. Centurion Ministries has a national network of attorneys and forensic experts who ably assist us in our work on behalf of the convicted innocent throughout the U.S. and Canada. Click here
Fair Trials Fair Trials International is a unique human rights charity. We campaign for fundamental rights for people facing the ordeal of criminal charges in a country other than their own. Click here
Innocence Project Based in the USA, the Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Click here
The Innocence Network The Innocence Network is an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, and working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions. Click here
Networked Knowledge The aim of Networked Knowledge is to investigate and provide information on alleged serious miscarriages of justice that have occurred in South Australia. Click here
Reprieve Reprieve is a UK charity protecting the human rights of people facing the death penalty. Also Reprieve USA: ‘dedicated to assisting in the provision of effective legal representation and humanitarian assistance to impoverished people facing the death penalty at the hands of the state.’ Click here

 

Disclaimer
All the links on this site have been selected for their relevance to this website.
We cannot accept responsibility for the content of any linked site. A link does not imply an endorsement and likewise absence of links does not imply lack of endorsement. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

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