A judge was fully entitled to exercise his discretion to dismiss submissions based on Arts.3 and Art.6 European Convention on Human Rights and rule that a child could be tried in an adult court. The judge was aware of what had been said on the matter in other cases and had duly considered the various adjustments made in respect of this particular child defendant. This case is reported at Times, July 05, 2000. A full LAWtel case report will be published on the Daily Update once a transcript is available. The official transcript in this case may be ordered from Transcripts Express on 020 7970 4800.
CA (Crim Div) (Tuckey LJ, Poole J, Judge Beaumont QC)