miscarriages of justice

Today’s special issue of Salient – Victoria University’s student magazine – critiques the criminal justice system

You’ll have heard of JJ Wood – Mt Albert aspirant, Salient editor, culprit of the “Lundy 500” and, of course, a Pundit reader.

It’s too early to say whether the Privy Council’s Barlow decision marks a tectonic shift in the law governing criminal appeals—or a minor refinement—but it does offer much-needed reassurance about appellate courts’ willingness to do justice

Last Thursday the Privy Council dismissed John Barlow’s appeal. It held that the case against him was overwhelming, and the Board felt sure of his guilt. The case marks a change in the law governing criminal appeals.