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R v Drew [2003] UKHL 25

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.

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Drew v UK 35679/03 [2006] ECHR 1172


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.


[2004] 1 Cr App R (S) 8

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