Tag: Anonymity

January 23 2018

Anonymity for child defendants who are the victims of trafficking

This case is the most recent in an increasingly long line of authorities considering the UK’s international obligations to victims of trafficking who are forced to commit crimes integral to their trafficked status. The obligations derive from the Council of European Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings 2005, and from the EU Directive 2011/36 on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, and are now reflected in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

January 9 2017

What’s in a name? A High Court case on preserving the anonymity of child defendants

In 2009 parties A and B were convicted of offences which caused public outrage. The original case was known as the ‘Eddlington’ case. The case brought before Sir Geoffrey Vos in the High Court was an application for a permanent order restraining the press and all other persons from publishing A and Bs names or identities following their 18th birthdays. There are limited cases of this nature therefore the outcome and the clarification of points relating to human rights and public protection are important.

July 9 2015

Supreme Court considers use of images of children

This was an appeal from the Divisional Court of Northern Ireland. The child, known as JR38, argued that publication of photographs of him constituted a breach of his article 8 rights. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal. The court considered whether his article 8 right to a private life was engaged.