One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A failure of a court or judicial system to attain the ends of justice, especially one which results in the conviction of an innocent person.
- ‘Accordingly, he claims there has been a miscarriage of justice and that all of his convictions are bad and should be set aside.’
- ‘He could not be sentenced otherwise, otherwise there would be a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘In this particular case there was an egregious miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘If the error is one of law, the onus will then shift to the Crown to demonstrate that the error did not result in a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘The Crown says the misdirection did not produce a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘Nor are we persuaded that the applicant has suffered a miscarriage of justice upon any of the grounds argued by him.’
- ‘It will grant leave in a criminal case only where there is something special about the case or there is a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘Well, it is not a miscarriage of justice if the law has been properly applied, and that is the point.’
- ‘If the conduct of counsel has resulted in an unfair trial, that of itself constitutes a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘The question is whether or not, as a consequence of that error, there has been a demonstrated miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘Thirdly, there were serious matters which gave rise to a substantial miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘He is seeking a certificate from the Court of Criminal Appeal to declare that the conviction was a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘The facts of a given case or the necessary logic of a jury's verdict may rule out any possibility of a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘How can you say that the sentence in this case constitutes a miscarriage of justice?’
- ‘I realise that, and we would endeavour to prevent a miscarriage of justice if we can, but you have to show error.’
- ‘It would seem unlikely, therefore, that the dilemma which you posit can arise if there truly is a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘You seem to concede that by saying there is a miscarriage of justice in the particular circumstances of the case.’
- ‘There needs to be a robust system in place, in all our courts, to see that this does not result in a miscarriage of justice.’
- ‘The Court is not convinced that any error resulting in a miscarriage of justice has been shown in this case.’
- ‘For 829 days he languished in an Indian jail, the result of a terrible miscarriage of justice.’
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