[2008] UKPC 37

A mandatory sentence of penal servitude for life was akin to a mandatory death sentence and breached the Constitution of Mauritius. There was no opportunity for offenders to avail themselves of further possibilities of release, and therefore the sentence was disproportionate, arbitrary and contrary to the Constitution.

PC (Mau) (Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord Carswell, Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, Lord Mance)

09/07/2008

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