United Kingdom: Whole life sentences are compatible with European human rights law

Judges have agreed that whole life imprisonment does not breach European human rights law, rejecting a complaint from a convicted rapist and triple murderer against the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom: Human rights review 2015

This review presents the key human rights events and European court cases affecting the United Kingdom this year.

United Kingdom: New Grand Chamber hearings to put European human rights law in spotlight

Human rights judges have agreed to new hearings in complaints brought by a whole life prisoner and jailed terrorists against the United Kingdom.

United Kingdom: Court rules against killer’s complaint at whole life sentence

Arthur Hutchinson, detained in Her Majesty’s Prison Durham, has learned of the court’s rejection of his complaint against his whole life sentence for murder.