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Killers' life terms breach rights

Whole-life jail sentences given to murderers Jeremy Bamber, Douglas Vinter and Peter Moore are a breach of the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

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Life terms ruling a 'distortion of European Convention'

Conservative MP Dominic Raab has branded the European Court of Human Rights ruling on life sentences as a "gross distortion of the European Convention".

It shows the warped moral compass of the Strasbourg Court that it allows three brutal murderers to sue Britain for 'inhuman treatment' for jailing them for life to protect the public.

It is a gross distortion of the European Convention, an attack on the UK's democratic right to set its own criminal justice policy, and toxic for the reputation of human rights with the public.

– Conservative MP Dominic Raab

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