Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 311 (Feb)
Court: Administrative Court

Pitchford J

Representation Flo Krause (instructed by Nelsons) for the claimant.
  Parishil Patel (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the respondents.
Judgment Dates: 21 February 2003


Human rights - Right to liberty - Lawfulness of detention - Mandatory life sentence - Length of time between review periods - European Convention on Human Rights, art 5(4).

The Case

An application by a mandatory life prisoner whose tariff had expired for a parole board hearing forthwith was dismissed; on the facts, the claimant's case did not warrant any special treatment and the interim measures adopted by the Secretary of State following the European Court of Human Rights' decision in Stafford v UK were sufficient.

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