House of Lords judgments

29 April 2009

Law Lords rule on a case covering a point of law as to whether confiscation of assets derived from criminal offences not tried for breaches rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.

The House of Lords is the UK's highest Court of Appeal. A group of Members called the Law Lords, who are highly qualified judges, make case judgments. They also hear and determine appeals. Their decision is final in civil matters for all UK courts and in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for criminal cases.

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