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R v Drew [2001] EWCA Crim 2861

The requirement to pass an automatic life sentence for the second serious sexual or violent offence in the absence of exceptional circumstances, even for a mentally-disordered offender, did not breach Article 3 or 5.

Related cases

Drew v UK 35679/03 [2006] ECHR 1172

Notes

The automatic life sentence provisions (under s109 Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000) were replaced with the Imprisonment for Public Protection provisions for offences on or after 4/4/05.

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