Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill (HC Bill 4)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Ministry of Justice, are published sepa-
rately as Bill 4—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary Robert Buckland has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims)
Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Release of prisoners under Crime (Sentences) Act 1997

    1. 1. Murder or manslaughter: prisoner’s non-disclosure of information

  2. Release of prisoners under Criminal Justice Act 2003

    1. 2. Manslaughter or indecent images: prisoner’s non-disclosure of information

  3. Final provisions

    1. 3. Extent, commencement and short title