The ECHR Grand Chamber is due to give it's Judgment in the case of Vinter and Others v UK. The judgment will be available here on Tuesday 9 July 2013

The case of Vinter and Others v UK was referred to the ECHR Grand Chamber and the hearing took place on 28th November 2012. The cases concern the applicant's complaint that their imprisonment for life amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment as they had no hope of release.

The case will determine whether or not all 47 Member States can lock up serious offenders for life without any prospect of review or release thus having far reaching implications.

Pete Weatherby QC  of GCN is counsel for Vinter instructed by Simon Creighton of Bhatt Murphy solicitors .

Quick links

28th November 2012 - Vinter and Others v UK in ECHR Grand Chamber  

28th November 2012 - Britain's policy of locking up violent criminals indefinitely 'crushes human dignity', say lawyers for Jeremy Bamber - The Independent

28th November 2012 - ECHR press release on Vinter and Others v UK 

17th January 2012 - ECHR whole-life tariffs judgment (Vinter and Others v UK)

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