Strasbourg law does not prevent the imposition of whole life orders for “heinous” crimes – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 20th, 2014 in appeals, human rights, murder, news, sentencing by michael

‘The Court of Appeal has today [18 February] ruled that judges can continue to impose whole life orders in accordance with Schedule 21 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003. On the facts of two individual cases, the Court increased the sentence of Ian McLoughlin to one of a whole life term for the murder of Graham Buck. The Court dismissed an appeal by Lee Newell against his whole life order for the murder of Subhan Anwar.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 18th February 2014