Sentence – Mandatory life sentence. The applicant serving life prisoner complained that his whole life order violated art 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of art 3 of the Convention. The power to release, under s 30 of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997, exercised in the manner delineated by the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in particular, in Attorney General's Reference (No 69 of 2013), R v McLoughlin; R v Newell ([2014] 3 All ER 73), was sufficient to comply with the requirements of art 3 of the Convention.