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Chris Graling: Ruling on life terms 'deeply frustrating'

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled the whole-life tariffs given to murderer Jeremy Bamber and two other killers breached their human rights.

The judges ruled by 16 to 1 that there had to be a possibility of release and review of the sentence.

But they said this did not mean there was "any prospect of imminent release".

Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling said the ruling was "deeply frustrating" and that it made the case for reassessing the role of the European Court of Human Rights.

  • 09 Jul 2013
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