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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

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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