Practice and Procedure

IN THE MATTER OF DUNCAN JACKSON (SETTING OF MINIMUM TERM) (2011)

PUBLISHED July 6, 2011
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[2011] EWHC 1628 (QB)

Where the court was asked to set the minimum term for an historic offence, the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.7(1) would not be breached simply because the court fixed a longer minimum term than would have been likely if the applicant had been convicted and sentenced shortly after the offence was committed; his rights under that provision would be infringed only if the court fixed a term which was longer than the tariff which could have been set at the time of the offence.

QBD (Admin) (Nicol J)

06/07/2011

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