Practice and Procedure

R v G & R (2002)

PUBLISHED July 17, 2002

[2002] EWCA Crim 1992

The application of the Caldwell test to a young defendant without any allowance being made for lack of maturity or ability to assess the consequences did not engage rights under Art.6 European Convention on Human Rights and any alteration of the mental element of the test would be a matter for the House of Lords.

CA (Crim Div) (Dyson LJ, Silber J, Judge Beaumont QC)