Published 13th March 2024

Domestic Homicide victim successfully argues that recovery of all of her Human Rights damages by CICA was unlawful

The Court of Appeal has upheld a victim’s appeal  challenging the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority’s (CICA) efforts to recover the damages she secured in a human rights claim arising from the murder of her mother.

The judgment can be read here:

R (AXO) v FTT (Social Entitlement Chamber) & CICA [2024] EWCA Civ 22

The victim – AXO – successfully argued that CICA had unlawfully sought to recover all of the damages that she had recovered under Article 2 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) arising out of a claim against three agencies who had failed her mother prior to her murder.

The appeal arises from the decision of the Upper Tribunal, made on an application for judicial review: R (AXO) v FTT (Social Entitlement Chamber) & CICA [2022] UKUT 265 (AAC).

Press release can be read here.

AXO is represented by Sophie Naftalin of Bhatt Murphy and by Richard Hermer KC and Jesse Nicholls of Matrix Chambers

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