Course overview

Miscarriage of Justice' is a study of the trial of the Birmingham Six in 1975, with a view to understanding its political, social and legal significance.    

Course description

On 21 November 1974 21 people were killed when two IRA bombs went off in pubs in Birmingham city centre. In June 1975 six men were found guilty of the murders of those 21 people and given life sentences.

More than 15 years later, in March 1991, those convictions were quashed by the Court of Appeal and the six men were freed.

How did this miscarriage of justice come about and what lessons can we draw from this terrible story?

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