Tag: Defences

February 13 2017

Court restates defence of duress for child victims of trafficking

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 […]

March 13 2015

Defence of ‘loss of control’

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.