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JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE [2017] EWCA Civ 1053




The Court of Appeal  has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original offending. Nor was the anti-discrimination provision of art.14 engaged because those sentenced in respect of identical offences after a change in the law which took effect shortly after the offender's sentencing would not still be in custody.

Simon P G Murray acted for the successful Secretary of State

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JAMES KNIGHTS v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE [2017] EWCA Civ 1053

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The Court of Appeal  has concluded, in an appeal from a decision on a judicial review, that the ECHR art.3 and art.5(1) rights of an offender serving a sentence of imprisonment for public protection had not been breached by the length of detention as compared to the gravity of his original...

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