On 16 February, Joshua Rosenberg in his great blog reported that 2 Vietnamese men who were trafficked to the UK as youths and then forced to work as gardeners in cannabis factories more than a decade ago have won their claims against the UK Government at the European Court of Human Rights (£25,000 each, plus £20,000 costs).  Their lawyers had argued that, as victims of trafficking, they should not have been prosecuted for operating the cannabis operation something that they had been forced into doing.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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