Legal Updates tagged with 'Defences'

Court restates defence of duress for child victims of trafficking

February 13, 2017

R v VSJ and Others (Anti-Slavery International Intervening) [2017] EWCA Crim 36 The Court of Appeal considered aspects of the defence of duress under section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The judgment restates the law concerning child victims of trafficking, confirming that once it had been established that the child was a victim of trafficking for

Defence of ‘loss of control’

March 13, 2015

R v Mustafa Gurpinar, R v Nii-Azu Kojo-Smith & Another [2015] EWCA Crim 178

The Court of Appeal considered the defence of loss of control in the appeals of two young offenders (G and K) who appealed against their convictions for murder. Both appeals were refused.

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