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Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper is Joint Head of the DSC Extradition Team. He defended Gary McKinnon, acted for Haroon Aswat v UK, (where the European Court held extradition to the US would violate Article 3) and defended Richard O'Dwyer, securing the first UK-US DPA. He has defeated IRA and PKK requests and a terrorist death penalty prosecution in Uganda. He recently defeated a French EAW on Article 3 grounds, requests from the UAE, Turkey, and Moldova on Articles 6 and 3 grounds and in a landmark case prevailed on Article 2 grounds. In the Supreme Court he defeated a Polish EAW relying on Article 8 (rights of dependent children) and a Lithuanian EAW on jurisdictional grounds. He regularly advises on challenging Interpol Red Notices. Ben was Liberty Human Rights Lawyer of the year for 2012.

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Human trafficking offences
Human trafficking offences
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains what human trafficking is and the elements of the offences of human trafficking, people trafficking and of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour contained in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015). It includes information on how human trafficking/modern slavery may be charged and the maximum sentence may be following conviction as well as the applicability of the Sentencing Council’s General guideline: overarching principles (the General guideline). It also covers the slavery and trafficking reparation orders (STROs), slavery and trafficking prevention orders (STPOs) and Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders which can be imposed by the courts.

Sex trafficking—Modern Slavery Act 2015
Sex trafficking—Modern Slavery Act 2015
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the offences associated with trafficking for the purposes of general and sexual exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015). It covers the definition of trafficking and sexual exploitation, the elements of the offence, sentencing and the slavery and trafficking reparation orders (STROs), Slavery and Trafficking Prevention Orders and Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders which can be imposed by the courts.

Practice Area

Panel

  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1999

Membership

  • Middle Temple Inns of Court

Qualification

  • BA (Hons)

Education

  • University of Sussex

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