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Mercy panel ‘not subject’ to court challenge

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Mercy panel ‘not subject’ to court challenge

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NO COURT OF LAW in Barbados has power to review the decisions of the Mercy Committee.

This is one of the regulations that govern this body which makes recommendations to the Governor General in respect of granting clemency to persons who have been sentenced to capital punishment for murder.

Last week Barbadians took to social media to ask about the functions and operations of the local Privy Council, as the advisory mercy committee is known, following the recent release of a number of murderers from prison, particularly serial killer Oliver Archer, who was charged with killing three of his girlfriends – one in Canada and two here.

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.