travesty of justice

travesty of justice

a miscarriage of justice; an act of the legal system that is an insult to the system of justice. The jury's verdict was a travesty of justice. The lawyer complained that the judge's ruling was a travesty of justice.
See also: justice, of
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This column continues to campaign against the Shrewsbury 24 travesty of justice in 1972.
Today's events are just the latest in what has long been a travesty of justice and an ongoing nightmare for Jason and our family.
This is an appalling iniquity and travesty of justice.
IT WOULD be travesty of justice to make the proposed changes to the land owned by the Farnley Estates, especially to build houses in the green belt.
She also said that the dismissal of SSP Nekokara would be a great travesty of justice.
It would be a great pity if Alan Beith's famed niceness is set aside as he desperately tries to grab credit for dualling the A1 which would be a travesty of justice and fair play indeed.
He also issued a statement calling the Vatican's action a "lamentable travesty of justice.
What can be a bigger travesty of justice than the fact that hundreds of deaths in revenge are being justified for mere threat to life; hundreds of houses have been destroyed in revenge for harmless rocket attacks.
Condemning 183 rather than 683 people to die after a cursory and one-sided trial is still a travesty of justice.
It bounced a foot over the line but goalline technology ensured there was not another travesty of justice.
According to this film, the trial was a travesty of justice.
WHAT a travesty of justice given out to the Marine who shot an insurgent in Afghanistan.
The unbalanced rulings highlight the Bahraini Judiciary's travesty of justice.
It was a travesty of justice that the US Department of Justice advised Bush that Guantanamo was outside US legal jurisdiction.
Since then his work as Chair, helping to uncover the truth behind the Hillsborough lies, has rightly earned him the respect of all but those who should rightly be castigated for a travesty of justice they perpetrated over decades.