By Lyndon Harris
On 18 February 2014, a specially constituted five-judge Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) handed down its judgment in the latest (but not necessarily the last) round of the Westminster vs Strasbourg battle over whole life tariffs.
Much has been written already about the effect of the judgment. Some of it of questionable accuracy, quality and usefulness (the linked to article having originally confused the EU and the ECtHR).
This article will attempt to provide a concise summary of the issues and effect of the judgment.
A summary of the issues …