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Deciding whether to prosecute victims of trafficking (R v Joseph and others)

Published on: 22 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Deciding whether to prosecute victims of trafficking (R v Joseph and others)
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Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: How should the courts deal with defendants who claim that their offences were a result of their having been victims of trafficking but were committed before the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) came into force? Ben Douglas-Jones, barrister at 5 Paper Buildings, looks at the Court of Appeal’s approach in R v Joseph. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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