*JT v First-Tier Tribunal (Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening)

Compensation – Criminal injuries. Para 19 of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, which prevented the appellant from being paid compensation for criminal injuries sustained prior to 1 October 1979 when she had been living with her assailant as members of the same family, was incompatible with her rights under art 14 in conjunction with art 1 of the First Protocol to, the European Convention on Human Rights. In allowing the appellant's appeal, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, declared that the appellant was not prevented from being paid an award of compensation under the scheme.

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