The man at the centre of Hong Kong’s first judicial review on human trafficking, photographed in Wan Chai in September 2018. A ruling in January 2020 said the administration had no duty to enact specific legislation against human trafficking for the purposes of exploitation, servitude or forced labour. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Letters | For Hong Kong victims of forced labour: justice delayed is justice denied

  • The lack of specific laws targeting all forms of trafficking is a symptom of a larger problem. Present laws carry relatively light penalties
  • The government has also left the job of assisting victims of human trafficking largely to NGOs
Topic |   Human trafficking
The man at the centre of Hong Kong’s first judicial review on human trafficking, photographed in Wan Chai in September 2018. A ruling in January 2020 said the administration had no duty to enact specific legislation against human trafficking for the purposes of exploitation, servitude or forced labour. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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