Co-Founder of the campaign group JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association), now campaigning for acquittals for the wrongly convicted and achieving further legal reform.
Jan is one of the co founders of the campaign group JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association). Their tireless campaigning was undoubtedly instrumental in the 2016 Supreme Court victory, where senior judges acknowledged the law had taken a wrong turn in 1984. That’s 32 years of injustice. Now they have been vindicated the campaign leads the way in gaining acquittals for the wrongly convicted and achieving further legal reform in several different areas, such as abolishing life sentences for children and the mandatory life sentence that takes away the discretion of the judge when it comes to sentencing.
'Developing as a spokesperson is so important to me. The voice and the message I had yesterday is a very difficult one to the voice I need to have now and in the future.'
Jan Cunliffe and JENGbA were featured in BBC Radio 4‘s show Law in Action on an episode about Joint Enterprise.
Zain Hafeez and Jan Cunliffe Co-Faciliated a session for NEON with Jude Habib on supporting people with lived experience in the media.
Jan Cunliffe was interviewed by The Guardian about JENGbA’s win against The Crown Prosecution Service and changing joint enterprise prosecutions to be monitored for racial bias.
Jan Cunliffe wrote ‘My blind son was jailed for being at the scene of a murder. Halt this tide of joint enterprise convictions’, an opinion piece for the Guardian on the recent wave of Joint Enterprise convictions.