MCP Advocacy litigation Trafficking


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  • Hounga v Allen and another [2014] UKSC 47
    SLF supported Public Interest Lawyers to bring a third party intervention on behalf of Anti-Slavery International in this case to the Supreme Court, involving a trafficked girl who sought compensation from her traffickers. Anti-Slavery International argued that the UK has obligations to protect trafficking victims and ensure that they can seek reparation against those who have wronged them, drawing on Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the international legal framework for the protection of victims of trafficking in human beings. The court ruled that 'employers guilty of trafficking should not be able to defend their actions on the basis that the people they exploit are in the UK illegally, using the so called 'defence of illegality'. Read Anti-Slavery International's press release about this case.


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