References:  EWCA Civ 848,  1 WLR 2380
Coram: Lord Nueberger MR, Moses, Munby LJJ
The appellant had been released on licence during his sentence but then recalled. He contended that the effect of the newly introduced section 50A was a retrospective increase in his sentencce.
Statutes: Criminal Justice Act 1991 50A, European Convention on Human Rights 6
This case cites:
- Cited – Regina v Parole Board ex parte Smith, Regina v Parole Board ex parte West (Conjoined Appeals) HL (Bailii, House of Lords,  UKHL 1, Times 28-Jan-05,  1 WLR 350,  1 All ER 755, 18 BHRC 267,  HRLR 8,  2 Prison LR 14)
Each defendant challenged the way he had been treated on revocation of his parole licence, saying he should have been given the opportunity to make oral representations.
Held: The prisoners’ appeals were allowed.
Lord Bingham stated: . .
- Cited – Black, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice HL (Bailii,  UKHL 1, Times, HL,  UKHRR 382,  2 WLR 282,  1 AC 949,  4 All ER 1, 26 BHRC 664,  Prison LR 395,  HRLR 15)
The appellant complained that the system for considering the release of a life prisoner did not comply with the Convention when the decision was made by the Secretary of State and not by the Parole Board, or the court. The Board had recommended his . .
- Cited – Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Consolidation) CACD ( 1 WLR 2870, CS)