Regina v McLoughlin; Regina v Newell – WLR Daily

Posted February 21st, 2014 in human rights, imprisonment, law reports, murder, sentencing by sally

Regina v McLoughlin; Regina v Newell [2014] EWCA Crim 188; [2014] WLR (D) 82

‘The imposition of a whole life order of imprisonment was not incompatible with article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms because the Secretary of State had power under section 30 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 to review such an order where exceptional circumstances had arisen which would justify release on compassionate grounds.

WLR Daily, 18th February 2014