Prosecution of cases of human trafficking in a common law system

Authored by: Pam Bowen

Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138892064
eBook ISBN: 9781315709352
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315709352.ch17

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Abstract

English law consists of common law and statutes. Common law is in effect legal precedent, made by judges sitting in court. These judicial precedents are binding on future cases, not simply persuasive, made by judges delivering written judgments about the cases before them.

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