Information on the ruling of the Court of Appeal and whether redress was offered in the case of the Guildford Four . [GBR8501]

In October 1989, the convictions of the Guildford Four on terrorist offenses were quashed by the British Court of Appeal (Time 30 October 1989, 61). The IRBDC is attempting to obtain copies of the ruling of the Court of Appeal; this will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.

There is no information currently available to the IRBDC on whether the Guildford Four were offered any redress for time served in prison.


Amnesty International. 17 October 1989. "Amnesty International Welcomes the Announcement on the Guildford Four."

Financial Times. 24 October 1989. "Review of Birmingham Six Case 'not justified'." (NEXIS)

Time. 30 October 1989, Vol. 134, No. 18. "The 'Guildford Four' Go Free."

Washington Post. 11 August 1990, Final Edition. "British Courts Under Fire; IRA Convictions Seen as 'Miscarriages of Justice'." (NEXIS)