Lovelace (Appellant) v The Queen (Respondent) (St Vincent and the Grenadines) [2017] UKPC 18

In a judgment delivered today, the Privy Council has found unconstitutional a law excluding death row prisoners in St Vincent and the Grenadines (St Vincent) from applying for an extension of time to have their case reviewed by a higher court. This decision is a significant legal development which will have relevance in other jurisdictions where rigid time restrictions are imposed on the appeals process in capital cases.

Paul Bowen QC acted 

pro bono

 for the Appellant, Patrick Lovelace, instructed by Parvais Jabbar, Co-Executive Director of the Death Penalty Project.