We would like to congratulate activist group JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty By Association) on their great triumph in having the Supreme Court acknowledge the wrongful use of the Joint Enterprise doctrine over the last 30 years.
Today marked a huge turn for justice in the UK and will now allow hundreds of individuals a chance to appeal their convictions of murder.
Many reports, including the more recent ‘Dangerous by Association’ by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies have shown a misuse of the doctrine and racial bias; with over 600 people convicted and serving sentences, a disproportionate number of those are from BAME backgrounds.
We at Project 507 are extremely happy that steps have finally been made in the right direction, we understand that the fight for justice is far from over and we all must support and make sure that the appeal process is fair, just and does not take too long.
Today was an important day in history and we give thanks for all those working hard behind the scenes that make these moments possible.