Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vinter, Bamber & Moore v UK: whole life prisoners must have the “experience of hope”

July 9, 2013

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the system of “whole life orders”, whereby in England and Wales a mandatory life sentence may be imposed and the possibility of early release denied under section 269(4) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, amounts to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in breach of article […]

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