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Court of Appeal refuses to put burden of proof on slavery victims in criminal trials

Court of Appeal refuses to put burden of proof on slavery victims in criminal trials

MK and Gega v R [2018] EWCA Crim 667 is about who should face the burden of proof when a criminal defendant relies on the new “victim of slavery/trafficking” defence in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. In the first appellate ...

Alex is a pupil barrister at Garden Court Chambers and teaches Public Law at the London School of Economics.