Regina v Bell – WLR Daily

Posted September 8th, 2015 in appeals, crime, human rights, law reports, sentencing by sally

Regina v Bell [2015] EWCA Crim 1426; [2015] WLR (D) 371

‘Where a defendant was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for an offence of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility which had taken place 14 years earlier (and before the coming into force of the Criminal Justice Act 2003), article 7.1 of the Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms did not prohibit the minimum term imposed from being a heavier penalty than the one that was applicable at the time the criminal offence was committed.’

WLR Daily, 27th August 2015