The Innocence Network UK (INUK) is a practical response to the needs of alleged victims of wrongful conviction that have been identified in academic research.
INUK was established:
1) To facilitate casework on alleged wrongful convictions by innocence projects
2) To communicate on issues relating to the problem of wrongful convictions.
INUK undertakes investigations into alleged wrongful convictions through the innocence project that it established at the University of Bristol, which is the first innocence project in the UK.
Additionally, INUK has to date actively assisted in setting up 34 innocence projects in other universities in England, Scotland and Wales and in a corporate law firm. For an annual subscription, INUK provides a casework referral service to member innocence projects that agree to work to the INUK Protocols, linking them with eligible applicants to undertake independent, objective investigations. End of year reports are required to enable INUK to assess whether reasonable progress has been made on cases referred to member innocence projects and to decide whether renewal of membership is to be offered.
Click here for the current list of member universities and law firms with a member innocence project.
Click here for information on setting up a member innocence project in your university or law firm.
All investigations undertaken by INUK and its member innocence projects are undertaken on a pro bono (free for public good) basis.
INUK seeks to communicate to policy makers, criminal justice system agencies, the legal community and wider members of the public on a range of issues relating to the problem of wrongful convictions to influence reforms of the criminal justice system so that wrongful convictions can be overturned and prevented. The Communications tab contains links to stories about the work of INUK in the Media and to video clips and podcasts from INUK events.
INUK and its member innocence projects are affiliated members of The Innocence Network, an affiliation of organizations dedicated to providing pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted and working to redress the causes of wrongful convictions.
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