Webb v The United Kingdom: ECHR 10 Feb 2004

The Court rejected the applicant’s contention that the proceedings involved a ‘criminal charge’ and resulted in the imposition of a penalty or punishment. The forfeiture was preventative and not a penal sanction. Accordingly it was permissible that, pursuant to section 43(3), the standard of proof required to justify forfeiture was that applicable to civil proceedings.


56054/00, Unreported, 10 February 2004


Drug Trafficking Act 1994 43(3)

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CitedGale and Another v Serious Organised Crime Agency SC 26-Oct-2011
Civil recovery orders had been made against the applicant. He had been accused and acquitted of drug trafficking allegations in Europe, but the judge had been persuaded that he had no proper explanation for the accumulation of his wealth, and had . .
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Human Rights, Criminal Evidence

Updated: 04 May 2022; Ref: scu.450289