Online Seminar via Zoom
The reach of Article 4 of the ECHR: where now for victims of trafficking?
Tuesday 9th March 2021 | 17:00-18:30
Following the ground-breaking recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights in VCL and AN v United Kingdom (Applications nos. 77587/12 and 74603/12), an expert panel of barristers at Doughty Street Chambers, including those who intervened in each case at Strasbourg, will explore the practical implications of this decision for domestic criminal investigations involving potential victims of modern slavery and trafficking.
Our panel will assess the impact of this development on decisions of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), including R v DS  EWCA Crim 285 as well as the potential for a wider scope in civil damages claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 for any failures to investigate the status of a victim by the relevant authorities.
This is part of an occasional series on current legal issues being held by DSC’s anti-trafficking team.
Watch the recording below.