Sentencing will always be decided by our independent judiciary, but by extending the scheme we are sending a clear signal that this Government will do everything in its power to build faith in the justice system and protect the public. The latest extension to the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme means that perpetrators of the most heinous crimes such as sex offences against children and vulnerable adults and controlling and coercive behaviour could have their sentences increased, bringing some comfort to victims and their families.
A statutory instrument laid in Parliament today will come into force 21 days from now.
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Sentences imposed for these additional offences from then on will be in scope of the scheme, meaning anyone will be able to query these sentences with the Attorney General. The move will bring offences including controlling and coercive behaviour within scope as well as further child sexual abuse offences, such as those involving the taking, distributing and publishing of indecent images of children and abusing a position of trust with a child. To help us improve GOV. It will take only 2 minutes to fill in.
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Home Crime, justice and law Sentencing reform. Published 29 October From: Ministry of Justice.
Share this page Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Throughout this year we have shared the stories of every one of our 16 Kenyan law graduates. Each of them have completed their studies with the University of London, as part of our Justice Changemaker Programme. Both prisoners and prison staff are part of our community at APP and they are often sat in the same classroom studying law together.
Less than a year later he was leading a successful legal challenge on the remission of sentences which will ensure the release of others, unlawfully detained, across the country.
Public given power to question ‘lenient’ prison sentences
I get satisfaction from the fact that I am now able to help others, who like me, are in prison and cannot afford legal representation. Congratulations to the students and tutors on the great performance in Kenya too! Florence Banoba- Country Director, Uganda. In 12 years Pascal has been more than a couple of hundred yards from the room in which he lives only once: the room is a prison cell in Upper Prison, the maximum security wing at Luzira, Kampala - Uganda.
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