Regina (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice – Times Law Reports

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

Regina (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice

Court of Appeal

“Section 35 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991, giving the Secretary of State for Justice power to block the release on licence of prisoners sentenced between 1991 and 2003 to prison terms of more than 15 years, was not compatible with article 5.4 of the European Convention on Human Rights, providing that anyone deprived of his liberty had the right to have the lawfulness of his detention decided speedily by a court.”

The Times, 18th April 2008


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