The Anti-Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU) has been granted permission to intervene in the appeal in A&B v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority [2018] 1 WLR 5361, which is to be heard by the Supreme Court on 11th November 2020. The case concerns two victims of human trafficking who were excluded from the 2012 CICA Scheme by reason of their previous convictions. The Appellants argue that the blanket exclusion from the Scheme of those with unspent criminal convictions discriminates against them as trafficking victims, breaching their rights under Article 14 read with Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights. ATLEU’s intervention is in relation to the scope of the systemic positive obligation under Article 4 ECHR, and the working of the UK’s internal system to ensure victims of trafficking are not punished for crimes committed in connection with their trafficking. On 9th October 2020 ATLEU was granted permission to intervene in writing only. James Robottom is instructed pro bono by ATLEU and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, alongside Admas Habteslasie of Landmark Chambers, led by Karon Monaghan QC of Matrix Chambers.

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