A sentence of "detention during the Governor-General's pleasure" prescribed by s.3(1) Offences Against the Person Act 1873 was inconsistent with the separation of powers principle and therefore contrary to the Constitution of St Christopher and Nevis.

PC (StC) (Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Clyde, Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough, Sir Patrick Russell)

06/05/1999

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