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David Jessel
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David Jessel is a broadcaster, investigative journalist (Rough Justice and Trial and Error), campaigner and former commissioner at the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

‘If Andrew Mitchell can see the light, it could happen to everybody…’

‘If Andrew Mitchell can see the light, it could happen to everybody…’

The best thing I’ve heard for a long time to come from the mouth of a senior Conservative politician was Andrew Mitchell claiming that he had been falsely accused by…

The Return of Rough Justice?

The Return of Rough Justice?

Rumour reaches me of a new miscarriage of justice series on television. And – hold on – it’s on Channel 5. Actually, I don’t mind where it’s on, although it’s…

Something has to give

The number of applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (the CCRC) is up this year from an annual total of a thousand a year to 1500. The first thing…

They always come good in the end

They always come good in the end, these miscarriages of justice, and – inch by excruciating inch – the case of Eddie Gilfoyle is nearing the point where the Criminal…

Campaigners and the CCRC

The Criminal Cases Review Commission is not the body we campaigned for. It never was. Most of us who, in the eighties, were concerned with miscarriages of justice had a…