ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin)

The asylum claim by a victim of trafficking from Lithuania was declared inadmissible by the Secretary of State on the basis that Lithuania is considered safe as an EEA member state. The Spanish Protocol preserves a broad discretion for member states to decline to apply the presumption that claims from EEA nationals are not admissible. … Continue reading ZV, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWHC 2725 (Admin)

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MK v R [2018]

The common issue raised in both these appeals is whether the legal (or persuasive) burden of proof rests on the defendant when a defence is raised under section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, or whether the defendant bears only an evidential burden with the prosecution having to disprove to the criminal standard one … Continue reading MK v R [2018]