Litigation Recent Decisions 24/06/97

Michael Howard's decision in Bulger case held unlawful

Rv Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Venables, R v Same, ex parte Thompson (1997)

Court: HL (Lords Goff, Browne-Wilkinson, Lloyd, Steyn, Hope) 12 June 199Summary: The Home Secretary's increase of the minimum period of detention for the child murderers of James Bulger from 10 to 15 years held to be unlawful.