US News Justice Sec 'to intervene' on Worboys release

01:50  14 january  2018
01:50  14 january  2018 Source:   Sky News

Parole chief 'very concerned' over rapist's release

  Parole chief 'very concerned' over rapist's release The chairman of the Parole Board has said he is "very concerned" the victims of serial rapist John Worboys were not told of his imminent release. Professor Nick Hardwick said the Parole Board was told Worboys' victims had been informed he was to be released so revealed the decision on that basis.Campaigners' outrage as 'London black cab rapist' to be freed from jailHe added the process must have been "very distressing" for victims and said he would launch a public consultation as he recognises there is a "lack of transparency" in the Parole Board.

The Justice Secretary is preparing to try and halt the release of black cab rapist John Worboys following the Parole Board's decision to release him, according to The Sunday Times.

The Justice Secretary could himself intervene following pressure from Cabinet colleagues, the Sunday Times reports. Justice Secretary David Gauke was warned by colleagues that Worboys ' release could be 'unlawful'.

John Worboys carried out the attacks between 2002 and 2008 © PA John Worboys carried out the attacks between 2002 and 2008 The Justice Secretary David Gauke has requested advice from lawyers on whether the release of black cab rapist John Worboys could be challenged in court. 

The decision of the Parole Board to approve the release of Worboys later this month caused outrage amongst his victims, charities and MPs.

According to the Sunday Times, Mr Gauke who became Justice Secretary on Monday, has come under pressure from four fellow cabinet ministers to bring a judicial review of the decision.

In a statement, a Ministry of Justice spokesperson confirmed lawyers had been asked to make an assessment on the merits of an intervention.

4 Supreme Court judges attack Chief Justice Dipak Misra in unprecedented press conference

  4 Supreme Court judges attack Chief Justice Dipak Misra in unprecedented press conference 4 Supreme Court judges attack Chief Justice Dipak Misra in unprecedented press conferenceIn an unprecedented move, at least four sitting Supreme Court judges addressed a press conference in New Delhi today on judicial corruption and appointments. Justice J Chelameswar along with three other senior-most judges of the Supreme Court - Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Madan Lokur - will hold the press conference at the former's official residence, 4 Tughlak Road in the national capital.

blog 'frendeplinkrigh1970.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

blog 'selwynhansen.blogdetik.com' is not exists. In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices (CD)

"The Secretary of State commissioned advice last week about the plausibility and potential success of a judicial review; he is only minded to only move forward if there is a reasonable prospect of success," they said.

A three-person panel decided the 60-year-old was no longer a danger to the public and approved his release on licence, but with 14 secret restrictions, yet his victims - who were attacked between 2002 and 2008 - only found out through the media.

Related: Parole Chair: Women 'were failed' (Provided by Sky)

What to watch next
  • 40,000 pounds of avocados up in smoke after truck crashes

    40,000 pounds of avocados up in smoke after truck crashes

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:38
  • Ice-trapped climbers airlifted to safety

    Ice-trapped climbers airlifted to safety

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    1:08
  • Miles of tailbacks as snow causes chaos

    Miles of tailbacks as snow causes chaos

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:47
  • Laura 'on verge of breakdown'

    Laura 'on verge of breakdown'

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    1:33
  • Suspects hunted after pensioner has £1,000 stolen by pick-pockets

    Suspects hunted after pensioner has £1,000 stolen by pick-pockets

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:23
  • Famous goodbyes of 2017

    Gone but not forgotten: Big names who died in 2017

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    2:13
  • Body Language: Kim Jong Un

    Body Language: Kim Jong Un

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    2:51
  • Meghan curtsies for the Queen

    Meghan curtsies for the Queen

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:39
  • Arm in arm, Harry and Meghan greet wellwishers after church

    Arm in arm, Harry and Meghan greet wellwishers after church

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    1:22
  • Wisconsin man surprises girlfriend with proposal at Sandringham church

    Wisconsin man surprises girlfriend with proposal at Sandringham church

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    1:06
  • 837 'Santas' take to the waves in Florida for charity

    837 'Santas' take to the waves in Florida for charity

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:38
  • Fire hits London Zoo cafe

    Fire hits London Zoo cafe

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    2:10
  • Watch: Darts player under fire in cough row

    Watch: Darts player under fire in cough row

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:27
  • Reventador volcano erupts in Ecuador

    Reventador volcano erupts in Ecuador

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:45
  • Grenfell families' Christmas messages of hope

    Grenfell families' Christmas messages of hope

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    0:54
  • The SpaceX Falcon 9 takes off from Florida

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 takes off from Florida

    Sky News Logo
    Sky News
    1:07
UP NEXT
UP NEXT

It is understood any challenge would focus on failures to communicate with victims about its decision, or to seek representations from victims on the licensing terms that Worboys would be subjected to.

"Chief Justice Must Show Statesmanship," Says Former Chief Justice RM Lodha, "Pained"

  "Chief Justice Must Show Statesmanship," Says Former Chief Justice RM Lodha, "Pained""It is painful and sad," former Chief Justice Lodha told NDTV.

blog 'justinvictory.blogdetik.com' is not exists. an annotated bibliography relevant to intervention design epub pdf txt.

Justice secretary to conduct review of procedures following furore over decision to release serial sex offender. The Guardian view on John Worboys ’ release : verdict on a system in crisis.

Last Tuesday, David Gauke delivered a statement in the House of Commons in relation to the Parole Board's decision.

He told MPs that a review, due to report back at Easter, would look at what changes could be made to the regulations that govern the Parole Board to allow greater transparency of the decision-making process and its communication with victims, but said it appeared the correct process had been followed in terms of the decision itself.

"While it appears the correct procedures were followed the fact that some victims learnt the decision from the media suggests there is a need to review these procedures to assess whether lessons can be learned and improvements can be made", said Mr Gauke.

It is understood the terms of Worboys release have yet to be finalised, and that his release will only take place once all victims who have subscribed to the Victim Contact Scheme have been given the opportunity to make representations to the Parole Board on the licensing conditions he will be subjected to.

Amid rift in judiciary, 4 ex-judges write open letter to chief justice

  Amid rift in judiciary, 4 ex-judges write open letter to chief justice Amid rift in judiciary, 4 ex-judges write open letter to chief justiceAllocation can't be done in "an arbitrary manner such that, sensitive and important cases are sent to hand-picked benches of junior judges by the Chief Justice," Retired Justices PB Sawant, AP Shah, K Chandru and H Suresh wrote in their open letter.

blog 'justinbriggs.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Linking Interventions to Long-term Outcomes

blog 'julianmateen.blogdetik.com' is not exists. Exploring the Boundaries of International Criminal Justice

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Parole Board Nick Hardwick has urged MPs to back his calls to change the law to allow the board to better communicate how it arrives at decisions.

Mr. Worboys was convicted in 2009 on 19 counts of drugging and sexually assaulting 12 women, and one count of rape.

Last week the Crown Prosecution Service said it had no plans to review 93 unprosecuted allegations against Worboys, saying new evidence from police would be needed to referred to them.

When he was sentenced in 2009, Worboys received an open-ended indeterminate public protection order - with a minimum tariff of eight years. If his release goes ahead, he will leave prison having served one year more than his minimum sentence.

For more of the most popular News, Sport, Lifestyle & Entertainment on MSN, Follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter

What the papers say – January 23 .
Warnings over a crippling cyber attack in the UK and a dramatic intervention by Boris Johnson on NHS funding make headlines.The Guardian has spoken to the head of the National Cyber Security Centre, who has said it is a matter of time before a crippling cyber attack on the UK.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!