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R (ON THE APPLICATION OF ROSS HAMMOND) V SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (2004)

PUBLISHED November 25, 2004
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[2004] EWHC 2753 (Admin)

An implied term was to be read into the Criminal Justice Act 2003 Sch.22 para.11 giving a High Court judge the discretion to order an oral hearing for the fixing of an existing mandatory life prisoner's minimum term, where such a hearing was required to comply with the rights under the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Art.6 (1) of a prisoner who made an application under Sch.22 para.3 or whose case was referred under Sch.22 para.6.

DC (Thomas LJ, Richards J, Fulford J)

25/11/2004

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