Saturday October 24, 2020

Justice minister ‘should have less control over life sentences’

The control that the Minister for Justice has over the length of time that a person given a life sentence spends behind bars is ‘‘dangerously arbitrary’’ and should be reformed, according to the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas H

1st December, 2007

The control that the Minister for Justice has over the length of time that a person given a life sentence spends behind bars is ‘‘dangerously arbitrary’’ and should be reformed, according to the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, Thomas Hammarberg.

He is expected to recommend that the Irish parole board be placed on a statutory footing, and press for increased involvement of the judiciary in setting life sentence...

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