Reappointment of the Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (Reappointment)

Announced
Appointing Department: Ministry of Justice
Sector: Judicial, Prison & Policing
Location: Birmingham
Skills required: Legal / Judicial
Number of Vacancies: 1

Announcement

An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Her Majesty the Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, has approved the reappointment of the Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Helen Pitcher OBE has been reappointed as Chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) for a term of 5 years from 1 November 2021.

CCRC is an independent body, set up by the Criminal Appeal Act 1995, to investigate possible miscarriages of justice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

CCRC decides if there is any new evidence or new argument which raises a real possibility that an appeal court would quash a conviction or reduce a sentence.

Appointments to the CCRC are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments and comply with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

Date: 07/05/2021

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