Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte Bentley: Admn 7 Jul 1993

The claimant campaigned to correct what she said was a miscarriage of justice in the prosecution and conviction of her brother Derek Bently for murder. He had been hanged, and she challenged the refusal of a posthumous free pardon.
Held: A decision to refuse to issue any pardon based on a failure to identify the possibility in law of a conditional pardon may be reviewable
Watkins, Neill LJJ, Tuckey J
[1993] EWHC Admin 2
England and Wales
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CitedSandiford, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs SC 16-Jul-2014
The appellant a British Citizen awaited execution in Singapore after conviction on a drugs charge. The only way she might get legal help for a further appeal would be if she was given legal aid by the respondent. She sought assistance both on Human . .

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Updated: 01 February 2021; Ref: scu.245690