R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – WLR Daily

Posted April 18th, 2008 in human rights, law reports, parole, prisons by sally

R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 359; [2008] WLR (D) 114

“S 35(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, giving the Secretary of State power to override a Parole Board recommendation for the release on parole of a prisoner serving a sentence of more than 15 years, was not compatible with art 5(4) of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 17th April 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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