Life Imprisonment, unlike the death penalty, does not attract the attention of the doctrine. There are, however, significant developments in the European Court of Human Rights case law. In this paper, using a comparative methodology, we highlight the standard that, at international level, allows to consider Life Imprisonment compatible with human dignity-that is the right to a substantial judicial review. It is no longer acceptable that the ‘last word’ on the lifers’ early release is still entrusted to political power.

The Reducible Life Imprisonment Standard from a Worldwide and European Perspective / D. Galliani. - In: GLOBAL JURIST. - ISSN 1934-2640. - 16:1(2016 Apr 01), pp. 81-99. [10.1515/gj-2015-0019]

The Reducible Life Imprisonment Standard from a Worldwide and European Perspective

D. Galliani
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2016

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Life Imprisonment, unlike the death penalty, does not attract the attention of the doctrine. There are, however, significant developments in the European Court of Human Rights case law. In this paper, using a comparative methodology, we highlight the standard that, at international level, allows to consider Life Imprisonment compatible with human dignity-that is the right to a substantial judicial review. It is no longer acceptable that the ‘last word’ on the lifers’ early release is still entrusted to political power.
life imprisonment; judicial review; European court of human rights; pardon power; early release power
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