Definition of miscarriage of justice in English:

miscarriage of justice

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  • 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: he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice [mass noun]: allegations of miscarriage of justice
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    • 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 Court is not convinced that any error resulting in a miscarriage of justice has been shown in this case.
    • He is seeking a certificate from the Court of Criminal Appeal to declare that the conviction was a miscarriage of justice.

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