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Case Law [2008] EWHC 2278 (Admin) (02/10/2008)

Type: Judgment

Authority: National Courts: Supreme Courts (England) - High Court

Date: 10/02/2008

Subject: Also applying the Court of Strasbourg’s jurisprudence, the High Court has established that the decision of the Secretary of State for Justice to refer the case of the claimant to the analyses of the Parole Board (organ which defines the conditions for the release of a prisoner) after a period of 18 months since the last review amounts to a violation of the right to a reasonable duration of the proceeding, according to article 5(4) of the ECHR.

Parties: R (on the application of George Loch) e Secretary of State for Justice

Original language: English

Classification: Justice - Art. 47 Fair trial, public hearing

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