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Remove the 28-day time limit from the lenient sentence scheme in cases of murder

Submitted by Katie Brett on Saturday 14th January 2023

Published on Thursday 19th January 2023

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 19th July 2023

Current Signatures: 1,563
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Change ~ Minimum ~ Murdered ~ Remove ~ Reviewed ~ Scheme ~ sentence ~ The Government ~ Time ~ Victim ~ Years

Petition Action

Remove the 28-day time limit from the lenient sentence scheme in cases of murder

Petition Details

I would like the Government to remove the 28-day time limit for applying to the lenient sentence scheme to have a sentence reviewed, for convictions of murder.

Additional Information

Currently the families of murder victims have no recourse against an unduly lenient sentence, if they do not apply within 28 days.

I am campaigning for this change because my sister was murdered in 2013. We believe her killer meets the criteria for a whole life order but he was only given a minimum sentence of 35 years. We believe this is too low, and that we should have the right to apply to have this sentence reviewed.


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