A Story of Injustice, Spelled out in These Short Sentences; COMMENTARY
Luckhurst, Tim, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: TIM LUCKHURST
IS FIFTEEN years really sufficient punishment for the murder of a four-year-oldboy by an adult male?
According to Lord Coulsfield and the European Convention on Human Rights, it is.
Does the brutal killer of a defenceless nurse deserve to know when he will be liberated from jail? Again, according to his Lordship and the international convention which now takes precedence over Scots Law, the answer is yes.
Until the ECHR was incorporated into Scots Law, convicted murderers had no right to know how long they would spend behind bars.
The possibility that life would actually mean life loomed over them as an ever-present …
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Publication information: Article title: A Story of Injustice, Spelled out in These Short Sentences; COMMENTARY. Contributors: Luckhurst, Tim - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: February 26, 2002. Page number: 8. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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