All prisoners serving life sentences in Belize will be re-sentenced following an important judgment from the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
At least 44 prisoners currently serving life sentences in Belize will be re-sentenced following the judgment. After considering reforms to the Belize Criminal Code, the CCJ has found that judges have discretion to impose a fixed term sentence for individuals convicted of murder, instead of life imprisonment or the death penalty.
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December 7, 2021