R v GS

Criminal law – Human trafficking. Citable guidance was provided on the change in law relating to the prosecution of victims of trafficking for their alleged criminality. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, dismissed the defendant's application for leave to appeal against conviction for being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of the prohibition on the importation of a controlled drug of Class A, because, having had regard to the change in law, it could not be said that she had been under such a level of compulsion that her criminality or culpability in the importation of Class A drugs had been reduced to or below a point where it was not in the public interest for her to have been prosecuted.

Category: