APPEAL is a non-profit law practice committed to fighting miscarriages of justice and demanding reform.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES:
We provide investigation and legal advocacy for victims of unsafe convictions and unfair sentences who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer themselves. We use individual cases as leverage for system-wide criminal justice reform by educating the media, parliament, criminal justice policymakers, the legal profession and the public about how and why miscarriages of justice occur and what needs to change to stop them.
Our vision is for a criminal justice system that treats miscarriages of justice as dire emergencies that require prompt, thorough investigation by legal representatives, and urgent review by the courts. We fight for a system that faces its mistakes rather than hides from them, in which the human cost of miscarriages of justice are recognised and reduced, and where every person working in the system learns from errors in order to avoid repeating them.