Criminal Cases Review Commission
an investigative body for England and Wales with power to review alleged miscarriages of justice. It cannot itself quash convictions but may remit cases to the Court of Appeal. There is a Scottish equivalent – the Scottish Criminal Cases Review commission.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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