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4 judgments found.


Bowe (Junior) & Anor v. R.

Country: Bahamas
Year: 2006
Court: Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Citation: [2006] UKPC 10
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

B was convicted of murder and sentenced to death pursuant to s 3121 of the Penal Code which required the death penalty for any defendant convicted of murder. D was convicted of murder and also sentenced to death. Both B and D petitioned the Privy Council seeking leave to challenge the constitutionality of the mandatory requirement that …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Inhuman treatment, Torture
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Higgs and David Mitchell v. The Minister of National Security and Others

Country: Bahamas
Year: 1999
Court: Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Citation: [2000] 2 WLR 1368; [2000] 2 LRC 656; (1999) 8 BHRC 201; (1999) 5
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

The first appellant was arrested for murder in July 1993. He was committed for trial in November 1993 but there was a technical defect in the committal as a result of which it was subsequently quashed. On 14 November 1994 he was committed again and on 2 October 1995 found guilty and sentenced to death. …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Fisher v. The Minister of Public Safety and Immigration and Others (No. 2)

Country: Bahamas
Year: 1998
Court: Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Citation: [1998] 3 LRC 451, [1999] 2 WLR 349, (1998) 6 BHRC 244, (1998) 2
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

The appellant was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1994. In 1996, he lodged a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACmHR). Although The Bahamas ratified the Charter of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in 1982, it has never ratified the American Convention on Human Rights. However, Article 51 of …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Torture
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Fisher v. The Minister of Public Safety and Immigration and Others

Country: Bahamas
Year: 1997
Court: Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
Citation: (1997) 4 BHRC 191, [1997] 4 LRC 344, [1998] AC 673
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The appellant was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder arising out of two separate incidents. At the same time, he plead guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition for which he was sentenced to a total of two years’ imprisonment. Two years later, he was convicted of attempted murder, armed robbery and …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions, Torture
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