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IRREDUCIBLE LIFE SENTENCES IN THE UK AND ITALY?

April 26, 2017:

 

28 April 2017, 3:00-6:30 PM

Life Without Hope

 

English Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, University of Oxford, OX1 3UL

 

Although irreducible life sentences are prohibited, some member states of the Council of Europe provide for sentences that de facto are irreducible. We must reflect upon the legitimacy of such sentences. After an analysis of the most recent case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on life imprisonment, signified by a recent pronouncement against the United Kingdom, the debate will shift to the case of Italy. The screening of the powerful film-documentary, Spes contra Spem, will shed light to the Italian ergastolo ostativo: a particular type life imprisonment only applicable to those who have been convicted for serious crimes related to the Mafia or Terrorism.

 

 

Professor Paulo Pinto De Albuquerque

Judge if the European Court of Human Rights

 

Life Imprisonment in the United Kingdom: Where do we go from here?

Discussant: Professor Liora Lazarus, Oxford Law Faculty

 

Mrs Elisabetta Zamparutti

Member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

Treasurer on NGO Hands Off Cain

Presentation of Spes Contra Spem (ITA, English subs)

VIETNAM, CHINA HIDING DEADLY SECRET ON EXECUTION FIGURES, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL REVEAL
SAUDI ARABIA: THREE PEOPLE EXECUTED FOR HEROIN SMUGGLING
ARKANSAS (USA): LEDELL LEE WAS EXECUTED, THE FIRST IN THE STATE SINCE 2005
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED ON MURDER CHARGES
ARKANSAS (USA): KENNETH WILLIAMS EXECUTED
ZAMBIA HAS 168 MEN AND 2 WOMEN ON DEATH ROW
PAKISTAN: FOUR TTP TERRORISTS SENTENCED BY MILITARY COURTS HANGED
ARKANSAS (USA): JACK JONES EXECUTED
ARKANSAS (USA): MARCEL WILLIAMS EXECUTED
TEXAS (USA): PRISONS VIOLATE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS
IRAN TRIES TO ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY FOR TRAFFICKING AS IT WRESTLES WITH RISING DRUG CHARGES
SOMALIA: FOUR MILITANTS EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD IN BAIDOA CITY
CHINA: MAN EXECUTED FOR KILLING TWO YOUNG WOMEN, RAPING CORPSE
SOMALIA: MILITARY COURT EXECUTES POLICE OFFICER FOR KILLING CIVILIAN
SINGAPORE: MAN HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
IRAN: PRISONER HANGED ON DRUG CHARGES
JUDGE BLOCKS ARKANSAS FROM USING LETHAL INJECTION DRUG
IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS EXECUTED AT RAJAI SHAHR PRISON
IRAN: THREE PRISONERS HANGED IN SHIRAZ AND TABRIZ
U.S. SUPREME COURT LET STAND THE STAYS FOR DON DAVIS AND BRUCE WARD
PAKISTAN: LHC UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE OF CONVICT
MALAYSIA: HOTEL MANAGER GETS DEATH SENTENCE FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
TURKEY: ERDOGAN SAYS COULD HOLD REFERENDUM ON DEATH PENALTY
JAPAN: TOP COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR ‘BLACK WIDOW’ WHO MURDERED THREE MEN SHE MET ONLINE
ARKANSAS (USA): PHARMA FIRMS TRY TO STOP USE OF THEIR PRODUCTS IN ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS
QATAR: FILIPINO CONVICTED OF SPYING SPARED FROM GALLOWS
10 KENYANS WHO MURDERED MILITARY MAN SENTENCED TO HANG
BANGLADESH: MUFTI HANNAN, 2 OTHERS HANGED
IRAN: MAN WHO KILLED SIX IN SHOOTING SPREE PUBLICLY HANGED IN ARAK
INDONESIA: GOVT REFUSES TO IMPLEMENT MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY

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