Regina v Malik: CACD 30 May 2000

It was not a breach of a prisoner’s human rights to impose a sentence of imprisonment on a failure to comply with a confiscation order made in a drugs case. The transfer of the burden onto the defendant was not in breach of the equality of arms provisions in the convention, nor of the imposition of heavier penalties under article 7.


Times 30-May-2000


Drug Trafficking Act 1994, European Convention on Human Rights Art 6 and 7

Criminal Sentencing, Human Rights

Updated: 09 April 2022; Ref: scu.85385