R (on the application of Haile) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Human Rights – Slavery or servitude, prohibition of. The claimant issued judicial review proceedings, seeking a declaration and damages for the defendant Secretary of State's alleged breach of art 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights by her failure to report to the police that the claimant had been trafficked. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that, by reporting the matter to the police, albeit slightly later than she might have done, the Secretary of State had complied with her positive duty to instigate a prompt and effective police investigation.

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