But yesterday an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life
prison sentence was rejected.
TRIPLE killer Arthur Hutchinson has lost his challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life
EUROPEAN judges have ruled whole-life
sentences for Britain's most notorious killers are compatible with European law and do not breach their human rights.
In a previous judgement in July 2013 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had ruled UK domestic law was unclear on whether those serving whole-life
terms can be released.
But his appeal was overturned by judges at the court in Strasbourg who agreed the law did not violate his rights as, technically, the Justice Secretary can still review whole-life
ONE of the two murderers of soldier Lee Rigby, who was from Middleton, Greater Manchester, has launched an appeal against his whole-life
prison term, the Judicial Oce conrmed.
A MUM whose 22-year-old son was killed in a brutal knife attack has welcomed a court's decision to maintain whole-life
sentences for murderers.
SERIAL killer Peter Tobin won't be able to challenge his whole-life
prison sentence after a ruling yesterday.
Backing the use of "life-means-life" orders, a panel of five judges increased the "unduly lenient" 40-year minimum being served by killer Ian McLoughlin, who murdered a man while on day release, to a whole-life
The Court of Appeal made the judgment in cases bought by two murders and a rapist who claimed whole-life
orders were inappropriate.
They had claimed whole-life
tariffs condemning prisoners to die in jail amounted to "inhuman or degrading treatment".
Lord Judge said: "Each of the attempted murders, as well as each of the murder offences, taken on its own was a dreadful crime of utmost brutality: taking all the offences together, we have been considering an accumulation of criminality of exceptional magnitude which went far beyond the legislative criteria for a whole-life