Definition of miscarriage of justice in English:

miscarriage of justice


  • 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’
    • ‘allegations of miscarriage of justice’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Accordingly, he claims there has been a miscarriage of justice and that all of his convictions are bad and should be set aside.’
    • ‘The facts of a given case or the necessary logic of a jury's verdict may rule out any possibility of a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘If the conduct of counsel has resulted in an unfair trial, that of itself constitutes a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘Well, it is not a miscarriage of justice if the law has been properly applied, and that is the point.’
    • ‘How can you say that the sentence in this case constitutes a miscarriage of justice?’
    • ‘Thirdly, there were serious matters which gave rise to a substantial miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘For 829 days he languished in an Indian jail, the result of a terrible miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘There needs to be a robust system in place, in all our courts, to see that this does not result in a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘He could not be sentenced otherwise, otherwise there would be a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘It would seem unlikely, therefore, that the dilemma which you posit can arise if there truly is a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘The question is whether or not, as a consequence of that error, there has been a demonstrated miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘In this particular case there was an egregious miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘It will grant leave in a criminal case only where there is something special about the case or there is a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘The Crown says the misdirection did not produce a miscarriage of justice.’
    • ‘I realise that, and we would endeavour to prevent a miscarriage of justice if we can, but you have to show error.’
    • ‘Nor are we persuaded that the applicant has suffered a miscarriage of justice upon any of the grounds argued by him.’
    • ‘You seem to concede that by saying there is a miscarriage of justice in the particular circumstances of the case.’


miscarriage of justice

/ˈmisˌkerij/ /ˈmɪsˌkɛrɪdʒ/ /məsˈkerij əv/ /məsˈkɛrɪdʒ əv/ /ə ˈjəstəs/ /ə ˈdʒəstəs/