Published 20th February 2018

European Court refers a 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.”

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