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Article: Determining an Indeterminate Sentence

TitleDetermining an Indeterminate Sentence
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2003, v. 33 n. 1, p. 35-50 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article compares the administration of indeterminate sentences in Hong Kong with developing practices in the United Kingdom and critiques the Hong Kong decisions in the light of recent rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. The author explains that while the Hong Kong courts have ruled on some aspects of the constitutional validity of an indeterminate sentence, the ultimate question of the Chief Executive's power to detain prisoners after a recommendation of the Long Term Prison Sentences Review Board to substitute a determinate sentence for an indeterminate one has yet to be addressed. The author concludes that should the Chief Executive's right to effectively determine the release date of life-sentenced prisoners be challenged, it would likely be judged invalid for inconsistency with the Bill of Rights and the Basic Law.
DescriptionAnalysis
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87755
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorWhitfort, Aen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:33:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:33:57Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2003, v. 33 n. 1, p. 35-50en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87755-
dc.descriptionAnalysis-
dc.description.abstractThis article compares the administration of indeterminate sentences in Hong Kong with developing practices in the United Kingdom and critiques the Hong Kong decisions in the light of recent rulings of the European Court of Human Rights. The author explains that while the Hong Kong courts have ruled on some aspects of the constitutional validity of an indeterminate sentence, the ultimate question of the Chief Executive's power to detain prisoners after a recommendation of the Long Term Prison Sentences Review Board to substitute a determinate sentence for an indeterminate one has yet to be addressed. The author concludes that should the Chief Executive's right to effectively determine the release date of life-sentenced prisoners be challenged, it would likely be judged invalid for inconsistency with the Bill of Rights and the Basic Law.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleDetermining an Indeterminate Sentenceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=33&issue=1&spage=35&epage=50&date=2003&atitle=Determining+an+Indeterminate+Sentenceen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWhitfort, A: whitfort@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWhitfort, A=rp01288en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros78236en_HK
dc.identifier.volume33-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage35-
dc.identifier.epage50-

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