Published Tuesday February 20 2018

European Court refers ‘whole ‘life’ cases to the Grand Chamber

The European Court of Human Rights has referred the challenge to the lawfulness of the whole life tariff to the Grand Chamber for a hearing on 28 November 2012.

Simon Creighton, who is representing the lead applicant commented: “My client is delighted with the recognition by the Court that the increasing use of this sentence by the UK demands further and more detailed scrutiny.”