Practice and Procedure

R v RGB (2009)

PUBLISHED May 7, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 906

Following the decision in R. v BR (Sentencing: Extended Licences) [2003] EWCA Crim 2199, [2004] 1 W.L.R. 490, the adding of an order extending a licence period to a sentence of imprisonment for an offence committed before October 1, 1991, did not amount to the imposition of a heavier penalty than was available when the offence was committed and therefore, there was no violation of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.7.

CA (Crim Div) (Scott Baker LJ, Rafferty J DBE, Beatson J)