Illegal Immigration Bill: ECHR Compatibility

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 9:34 am on 30 March 2023.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration) 9:34, 30 March 2023

Articles 12 and 13 of the trafficking convention require states to support a trafficking victim’s physical, psychological and social recovery, including through a rest and recovery period, but clauses 22 and onwards of her Government’s awful Illegal Migration Bill expressly deny trafficking and slavery victims access to such support. I too have a lot of respect for the Attorney General, but she will lose support and respect if she continues to allow that Bill to proceed in blatant breach of the trafficking convention.