R v Boakye and others [2012] EWCA Crim 838

The appellants were sentenced before the publication of the new sentencing guidelines for drug offenders in the UK, published on 27 February, 2012.

The significance of this case is how the Court of Appeal interprets the new guidelines, with particular reference to who can be considered as a 'drug mule'. 

Moreover, it rejects the argument about the applicability of Art.3(1)  of the Convention on the Rights of the Child for serious offences in light of Art. 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

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