Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 150 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKPC 12
Court: Privy Council
Judge:

Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Hutton, Lord Hobhouse of WoodBorough, Lord Miillett and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry

Judgment Dates: 11 March 2002

Catchwords

Criminal law - Murder - Capital murder - Statute providing for mandatory death penalty on conviction of murder - Whether mandatory death sentence torture or inhuman or degrading punishment - Whether unconstitutional - Criminal Code of Saint Lucia, s 178 - Constitution of Saint Lucia, ss 5, 120 - Saint Lucia Constitution Order 1978, Sch 2, para 10.

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