Hall and another v Parole Board of England and Wales

Sentence – Imprisonment. The claimant prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection sought judicial review of the defendant Parole Board's decisions that their continued detention remained necessary for the protection of the public and, accordingly, refusing their release on licence. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the applications, held that the Parole Board had not been required to consider the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 or art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Further, the policy guidance available to the Parole Board was lawful and the first claimant's continued detention had not breached art 3, 5, 8 and 14 of the Convention.

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