R v Pedley, Martin and Hamadi

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Pedley, Martin and Hamadi
Issue: Whether the sentence of Imprisonment for Public Protection was compatible with the requirements of Arts 3 and/or 5 ECHR unless the “significant risk of serious harm” test in the statute was understood to apply only if the risk amounted to “more likely than not” or at least a numerically-expressed test of more than 35-50%.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   2008 04933 A6
Neutral Citation:   [2009] EWCA Crim 840
Judge(s): Hughes LJ, King J, HHJ Barker QC
Date: 14 May 2009