Miscarriages of Justice
MOJ@UOD (Miscarriages of Justice at The University of Derby) is an independant organisation, affiliated to the University of Derby offering a pro-bono service to review cases of wrong conviction, primarily from the East Midlands area.
The casework forms the basis of a year through module which is taken by third year students studying forensic science, law and criminology, working under the supervision of professionals.
What you can expect
You will be informed of our decision as to whether we will accept your case as soon as possible.
If we accept your case:
- You will be provided with regular updates as to the progress of our investigations
- We may need to visit you and therefore, we will be contacting you to arrange a mutually convenient date
- All client information will be treated with confidentiality and securely stored in compliance with legal requirements
If we decline your case:
- You will be provided with a clear explanation as to why we have decided not to work on your case for example: Your argument is that the law is in need of reform but as it currently stands your conviction is safe
Information for submitting a case
The usual type of case that we may consider to be eligible would be where the appeal is to the Court of Appeal, against a conviction at Crown Court
- Find out more information about the Court Appeal, as administered by HM Courts and Tribunal Service.
- Take a look at the website of the late Sally Clark - to provide you with an example of the type of case that would be considered to be eligible
Applications will be considered on a case by case basis
Find out more from our MOJ@UOD Fact Sheet
If you are submitting a case to us, please feel free to complete a MOJ Applicant Questionnaire
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