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Criminal Cases Review Consultation
for Canada

The Government of Canada has committed to create an independent Canadian Criminal Cases Review Commission. Such a commission will be able to consider applications from those who believe that they have been wrongfully convicted; who have suffered a miscarriage of justice that have not been remedied by the courts.

Recent news & announcements

March 31, 2021

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada takes important step toward creation of an independent Criminal Case Review Commission.

 

Dec. 10, 2021

A report from the Hon. Harry LaForme and the Hon. Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré on the creation of an independent commission to consider wrongful conviction applications.

 

The following is the Executive Summary and Recommendations from the report submitted to the Minister of Justice by OKT's the Hon. Harry LaForme and the Hon. Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré.

 

Consultations were held from June to September 2021 with interested stakeholders, as well as representatives of criminal case review commissions abroad. Consultations focused on the creation of an independent commission in Canada to consider miscarriage of justice applications. The report summarizes the input received during the consultations on various reform options and provides recommendations on the path forward.

 

The full report will be published at a later date once it is available in both official languages.

 

EN:
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng\cj-jp\ccr-rc\index.html
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng\rp-pr\cj-jp\ccr-rc\mjc-cej\index.html

FR:
http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra\jp-cj\rc-ccr\index.html
http://www.justice.gc.ca/fra\pr-rp\jp-cj\rc-ccr\cej-mjc\index.html

Who we are

 

Diverse communities are calling out the deep rooted, systemic injustice that exists in society and their voices are joined by voices from the broad Canadian society demanding change. The specific needs of women, young people and those who experience diverse forms of discrimination must be addressed. A process aimed at improving fairness and justice for all Canadians must have a criminal justice system that is attentive to these realities.

 

It is hoped that the consultation process will lead to the creation of a Commission attuned to the many manifestations of discrimination and committed to the rectification of wrongful convictions.

 

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