Hill v United Kingdom (App. No. 22853/09)

Sentence – Custodial sentence. The applicant former prisoner complained of violation of art 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights by the United Kingdom's delay in allowing him access to rehabilitative courses and repeated deferral of his Parole Board review hearing. The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of art 5(1) of the Convention, as a real opportunity for rehabilitation had been provided. However, there had been a violation of art 5(4) of the Convention due to a 13-month delay in conducting the review hearing, for which the applicant was awarded €750.

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