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R v Lucinda Vowles, Carl Barnes, Danielle Victoria Coleman, Justin Obuza Odiowei, David Stuart Irving, Gordon McDougall; R (Lucinda Vowles) v Secretary of State for Justice and Parole Board

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R v Lucinda Vowles, Carl Barnes, Danielle Victoria Coleman, Justin Obuza Odiowei, David Stuart Irving, Gordon McDougall; R (Lucinda Vowles) v Secretary of State for Justice and Parole Board
   
Issue: Whether indeterminate sentences of imprisonment should be replaced by orders under ss37/41 Mental Health Act 1983 in light of updated medical evidence; whether Art 5(4) ECHR required the release of a person serving an indeterminate sentence and transferred to hospital to be controlled by 1 body; whether delays in the hearing of a matter by the Parole Board breached Art 5(4).
   
Court: Court of Appeal
   
Reference:   2010/02387/C2, 2013/02356/A5, 2013/03640/A1, 2013/00800/A6, 2014/00520/A6, 2013/02572/A5; CI/2014/2538
   
Neutral Citation:   [2015] EWCA Crim 45, [2015] EWCA Civ 56
   
Judge(s): Lord Thomas CJ, Macur LJ, Globe J
   
Date: 5 February 2015