R (on the application of James) v HM Prison Birmingham and others

Contempt of court – Committal. The claimant sought judicial review of decisions by the first two defendants, supported by the third defendant, that civil contemnors committed to prison were not entitled to have time spent on remand deducted from their sentence by the prison. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claim. The part of the claimant's case that was based purely on the domestic law, in particular, s 14 of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and s 43 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, was rejected. The claimant's challenge under arts 5 and 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights was also rejected.

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