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3 judgments found.


Spence v. The Queen; Hughes v. The Queen

Country: Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Year: 2001
Court: Court of Appeals of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
Citation: Criminal Appeal No. 20 of 1998 (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines); Criminal Appeal No. 14 of 1997 (Saint Lucia)
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to life
Facts:

NS and PH were convicted of murder in St Vincent and St Lucia respectively. In both jurisdictions, the offence is subject to a mandatory sentence of the death penalty. On raising constitutional arguments against the mandatory death sentence before the Privy Council, which had not previously been raised in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal (the Court), the …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Inhuman treatment
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Harding v. The Superintendent of Prisons and the Attorney General

Country: Saint Lucia
Year: 2001
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: Civil Appeal No. 13 of 2000
Health Topics: Poverty, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

The Appellant, a 51 year-old man who had spent much of his life in prison for violent crimes was arrested and convicted in St. Lucia. He was deemed dangerous and placed in a maximum-security section of the prison in cellular confinement with death row inmates. He was placed in mechanical restraints with chains tied to …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Poor, Prison conditions, Solitary confinement, Torture
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Cox v. The Attorney General, Petrus Compton, et al.

Country: Saint Lucia
Year: 1999
Court: High Court (Civil Constitutional)
Citation: No 714 of 1999, unreported
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment
Facts:

C had been held on death row for 4 years and 9 months without lodging any appeals against conviction or sentence. C sought a stay of his execution order on the grounds that the delay was unreasonable and violated the constitutional prohibition on torture or inhuman degrading treatment or punishment. C argued that the holding …Read more

Tags: Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate
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