This Comment considers the Northern Ireland Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), its establishment, and its likely effects on miscarriages of justice. Part I of this Comment considers British and Northern Irish law. Part I also highlights British law leading up to the creation of the CCRC and Northern Irish law in light of its unique elements. Part II explains the establishment of the CCRC, its powers, and structure. Additionally, Part II discusses various commentary on the creation of the CCRC. Part III analyzes the future effectiveness of the CCRC in correcting miscarriages of justice, paying particular attention to the case of Northern Ireland. This Comment concludes that although the Commission is an improvement on the Home Office, miscarriages of justice cases still face a system riddled with many challenges.
Siobhan M. Keegan,
The Criminal Cases Review Commission's Effectiveness in Handling Cases from Northern Ireland,
22 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1776
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol22/iss4/26