*R (on the application of Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice; R (on the application of Nealon) v Secretary of State for Justice

Compensation – Crime. Section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, which confined 'miscarriage of justice', for the purpose of compensation for those wrongfully convicted, to cases where fresh evidence showed clearly that the defendant did not commit the offence of which he had been convicted, was not incompatible with the presumption of innocence as guaranteed by art 6(2) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Accordingly, the Supreme Court dismissed the appellants' appeals against the refusal of compensation after they had spent 7 and 17 years in prison before their convictions had been quashed.

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