Prisoners entitled to have their date of release determined by the law in force at the time of sentencing
21 October 2013
Del Rio Prada v Spain  ECHR 307, Application no. 42750/09 (21 October 2013) Summary The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that the extension of...
15 October 2013
Wright v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  EWHC 2739 (11 September 2013) Summary The High Court of Justice found that the containment of protestors in a “pen” for...
Amendments to the Canadian Mental Health Act found not to breach the right to liberty and security of the person
12 September 2013
Thompson and Empowerment Council v Ontario, 2013 ONSC 5392 (12 September 2013) Summary The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that legislation introducing a community treatment order regime and...
13 December 2012
El-Masri v the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia  ECHR 2067 (13 December 2012) Summary The European Court of Human Rights held the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia responsible for...
12 December 2012
DPP v Leys & Leys  VSCA 304 (12 December 2012) Summary On 16 January 2012, community correction orders (CCO) were introduced as a sentencing option under the Sentencing Act...
31 October 2012
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs v Rahmatullah  UKSC 48 (31 October 2012) Summary The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom found that the continued detention of...
UK court holds that extradition of alleged sex offender to US would result in flagrant denial of rights
20 June 2012
UK court holds that extradition of alleged sex offender to US would result in flagrant denial of rights Sullivan v The Government of the United States of America & Anor...