R (P) v Home Secretary

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R (P) v Home Secretary
Issue: Whether Art 5§4 European Convention requires that the review of the ongoing detention of a life-sentence prisoner transferred to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 be by a single tribunal, rather than successively by a Mental Health Review Tribunal and the Parole Board; whether the present procedure provided a transferred patient with a speedy hearing.
Court: Administrative Court
Reference:   CO/2153/2003
Neutral Citation:   [2003] EWHC 2953 (Admin)
Judge(s): Stanley Burnton J
Date: 11 December 2003