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The new scheme for foreign national prisoners: vigilance is key
Solicitors Journal (2012)
  • Patrick Matthew Hassan-Morlai

The provision governing the Tariff Expired Removal Scheme (TERS) is contained in section 32A of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 as inserted by section 119 of the LASPO Act. In broad terms, TERS applies only to foreign national prisoners whom the secretary of state can remove from the UK if the foreign national prisoner is serving a life sentence that includes an IPP sentence, has served their minimum term, i.e. tariff, and is liable to removal from the UK. Section 119 adopts the definition of liability to removal from the UK in section 259 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

Publication Date
Summer June 26, 2012
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Patrick Matthew Hassan-Morlai. "The new scheme for foreign national prisoners: vigilance is key" Solicitors Journal Vol. 25 Iss. 156 (2012)
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