R v Bieber – WLR Daily

Posted July 25th, 2008 in law reports, murder, sentencing by sally

R v Bieber; [2008] WLR (D) 249

An irreducible life sentence for murder, which was imposed because the offence was so serious that for the purposes of punishment and deterrence the offender must remain in prison for the rest of his days, did not result in detention that constituted inhuman or degrading treatment. In any event, a whole life term was not an irreducible sentence since the Home Secretary could always use his statutory power to release a prisoner whose continued imprisonment would amount to inhuman or degrading treatment.”

WLR Daily, 24th July 2008

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