Providing wrongfully convicted people with access to justice
International Wrongful Conviction Day on 2 October is a day when the world acknowledges the travesty of wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice.
In America alone, 3,300 people have been exonerated since 1989 for crimes they did not commit, many of them serving prison sentences in excess of 30 years.
This is not just a problem for America, here in England people are being wrongfully convicted for crimes they did not commit. In July this year, Manchester’s Andrew Malkinson had his conviction overturned after he was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for over 17 years for a rape he did not commit (supported by the charity Appeal).
Learn more about Andrew’s story here.
People like Andrew and many others need your support. The criminal justice process is slow, outdated and underfunded meaning innocent individuals in prison right now, cannot access the help they need to make their voices heard.
Speakers: Stephen Cole, Louise Hewitt
Innocence Project London Director Dr. Louise Hewitt and Technical Director of Acume Forensic Stephen Cole examine the importance of CCTV footage/images as evidence in court in England. They discuss two cases to show how poor quality CCTV footage/images can be influential on a jury and can contribute to miscarriages of justice and wrongful convictions.
Find out about one of the issues our students face in their work, scan the QR code to watch
As a charity, we have to fundraise to sustain our ability to provide justice to our clients and educate the next generations of legal professionals.
We need YOUR support to keep providing our services.
We need YOUR support to make sure innocent people like Andrew Malkinson are exonerated.
Please donate to the Innocence Project London Giving Weekend – every £ helps:
£25 will provide support to an applicant (application pack and support completing it)
£50 will obtain documents for investigation.
£100 will help securely transport evidence.
£250 will fund a prison visit to a client.
£500 will obtain trial transcripts for those without paperwork.
£1,000 will help instruct a forensic expert.
Your support will ensure our clients continue to benefit – with your donation, the IPL can continue to accept applications and work on the cases of convicted individuals who have exhausted the criminal appeals process and are maintaining their innocence.
Students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences will benefit – with your donation, the IPL can continue to provide a law clinic for students to volunteer and for placement students to work on.