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Empowering the Innocent (ETI)

 

Empowering the Innocent (ETI) 

Empowering the innocent (ETI) is a research and law reform project that highlights the insurmountable challenges that alleged innocent victims of wrongful convictions can face in attempts to overturn their convictions by way of application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).


The overall aim of Empowering the Innocent (ETI) is the reform or replacement of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), so that an avenue truly exists that can guarantee that ALL innocent victims of wrongful convictions will be able to  overturn their wrongful convictions when they occur.

Towards this aim, CCRC Watch is an Empowering the Innocent (ETI) project that features articles which centre on applications that are rejected by the CCRC, not because applicants are not innocent but, rather, because they are not deemed to have the so called 'fresh' evidence required to fulfil the real possibility test and have their case referred back to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). Click here for the CCRC Watch website

Another Empowering the Innocent (ETI) project that is currently under development is Empowering the Innocent TV. It will feature interviews with alleged innocent victims of wrongful conviction and/or imprisonment or their families/supporters to highlight cases where there are plausible claims of innocence yet the CCRC rejected the application, not because they were not innocent but, rather, because they were deemed not to have the so called 'fresh' evidence to satisfy the CCRC's real possibility test. ​Click here for Empowering the Innocent TV