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An exploration of ECtHR jurisprudence governing the administration of release processes for life and long-term sentence prisoners: perspectives from the United Kingdom

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dc.contributor.author Coffey, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-21T15:48:16Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-21T15:48:16Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Coffey, G. (2021) 'An Exploration of ECtHR Jurisprudence Governing the Administration of Release Processes for Life and Long-term Sentence Prisoners: Perspectives from the United Kingdom'. New Journal of European Criminal Law, 12 (4):XX-XX. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2032-2844
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/11127
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the research themes examined in this article is to contribute to the ongoing debate pertaining to substantive criminal laws and procedures governing sentence reviews of prolonged detention for life and long-term sentence prisoners in accordance with Article 5(4) ECHR. The incompatibility of whole life irreducible sentences with Article 3 ECHR is examined through the lens of the ECtHR judgment in Vinter, Moore and Bamber v United Kingdom. The analyses of ECtHR jurisprudence is heavily skewed towards the administration of indeterminate life, and by analogy long-term determinate sentences, in the United Kingdom which is an outlier jurisdiction in a European context given that, in conjunction with Turkey, it accounts for the majority of persons serving life sentences. The article focuses on pertinent ECHR provisions and associated ECtHR jurisprudence, with perspectives from the United Kingdom on their implementation as a case study. While key themes are disinterred from the ECtHR’s jurisprudence that will presumably inform sentence review procedures in European states, a broader analysis of release systems operative in a European context is beyond the scope of the article. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Journal of European Criminal Law;12 (4), pp. 594-621
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/home/nje
dc.subject life imprisonment en_US
dc.subject irreducible life sentences en_US
dc.subject long-term determinate sentences en_US
dc.subject rehabilitation and reintegration en_US
dc.subject European convention on human rights en_US
dc.subject vinter reviews en_US
dc.title An exploration of ECtHR jurisprudence governing the administration of release processes for life and long-term sentence prisoners: perspectives from the United Kingdom en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2022-03-21T15:28:43Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/20322844211061551
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 3021460
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle New Journal of European Criminal Law
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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