Unlawful for Home Office to ignore expert evidence in trafficking decisions

The Administrative Court last week (22.5.15) handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of AB) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWHC 1490 (Admin), quashing a decision not to recognize AB as a victim of human trafficking for the purposes of the Council of Europe Convention on Action […]

Home Office duties in cases of historical trafficking

In Nguyen (Anti-Trafficking Convention: respondent’s duties) [2015] UKUT 170 (IAC) the Upper Tribunal accepts what I had thought was the well established point that the Home Office has duties to historical victims of trafficking: The duties of a signatory to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings include responsibility towards a […]

Convictions of trafficking victims quashed, new guidance given

Finally, there has been a breakthrough in cases where victims of trafficking find themselves prosecuted and convicted here in the UK for engaging in the very activity into which the victim was forced. It may seem strange that it is the victims of trafficking that have ended up with criminal convictions rather than the traffickers, […]