Dillon v United Kingdom (App. No. 32621/11)

Sentence – Custodial sentence. The applicant prisoner serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection complained of breaches of art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, given the delay in commencing the extended sex offenders treatment programme required to show he was no longer a risk. The European Court on Human Rights, in dismissing the application, held that there had been no violation of art 5(1) of the Convention. A real opportunity for rehabilitation had been provided to the applicant, and there had been no unreasonable delay in providing him access to assessments and courses.

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