Moldova v. Secretary of State for the Home
Country: United Kingdom
Court: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal
Sentenced date: 26/11/2007
Purpose of exploitation: Exploitation of the prostitution
In this case the Appellant, a woman from Moldova, brought complaint against the decision of the UK Asylum and Immigration Tribunal to refuse her application for asylum and to grant humanitarian protection. She had been trafficked into the United Kingdom for the purposes of sexual exploitation and had subsequently given evidence against the person responsible for her sexual exploitation.
In this case the Tribunal found that "former victims of trafficking" and "former victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation" are capable of being members of a particular social group within regulation 6 1) (d) because of their shared common background or past experience of having been trafficked. In this case the appeal was allowed.