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Grand Chamber clarifies principles for life sentence of prisoner with mental disability

May 02, 2016

This guest post was written by Nicole Bürli, PhD, Human Rights Advisor of the World Organisation against Torture. On 26 April 2016, the Grand Chamber of the Court delivered its judgment in the case of Murray v. the Netherlands. Overturning the Chamber judgment, the Grand Chamber rightly found the irreducibility of a life sentence of […]