Practice and Procedure
RE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO. 69 OF 2013) subnom R v IAN MCLOUGHLIN : R v LEE WILLIAM NEWELL (2014)
PUBLISHED February 18, 2014
 EWCA Crim 188
Whole-life sentences imposed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.269 were not incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights 1950 art.3. The review regime provided for by the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 s.30 provided offenders serving such sentences with the possibility of release in exceptional circumstances.
CA (Crim Div) (Lord Thomson LJC, Sir Brian Leveson (President QBD), Dame Heather Hallett, Treacy LJ, Burnett J)