House of Lords judgments

06 May 2009

Law Lords rule on a case covering a point of law as to whether the continued detention of a prisoner, who has served the minimum tariff, is unlawful if the respondent has not set measures by which parole can be judged

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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