Event: Wrongful convictions of refugees and obstacles to appeal

An exploratory research study has been conducted by Dr Holiday, Professor Elspeth Guild and Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, QMUL, in collaboration with the Criminal Cases Review Commission, examining the impact of a 2016 Court of Appeal case on access to appeal by refugees convicted of offences of irregular entry and stay (contrary to article 31(1) of the 1951 Refugee Convention). The research was funded by Queen Mary University of London.

Join Dr Holiday and Professor Elspeth Guild for discussion on the findings and implications for the criminal justice system. A research report is available on the CCRC website (https://ccrc.gov.uk/research-at-the-ccrc/published-research-on-the-ccrc/ and https://bit.ly/2qI1Fhp).

Date & Time: 12 December 2018 at 1.30pm

Place: Room GCGD, Criminal Cases Review Commission, 5 St Philip’s Place, Birmingham, B3 2PW.

Free tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wrongful-convictions-of-refugees-obstacles-to-appeal-tickets-49641172082.