The Hong Kong government has measures in place to deal with human trafficking, but at times it falls short in supporting victims. Photo: Shutterstock
The Hong Kong government has measures in place to deal with human trafficking, but at times it falls short in supporting victims. Photo: Shutterstock
Surabhi Chopra
Opinion

Opinion

Surabhi Chopra, Chloe Fung and Raquel Amador

Hong Kong’s human trafficking victims need to be supported, not detained

  • Serious gaps in anti-trafficking policy let crime happen in plain sight, and treating victims as criminals leaves them reluctant to come forward
  • The good news is that focused, achievable reform can improve the situation and is possible within existing legal frameworks

The Hong Kong government has measures in place to deal with human trafficking, but at times it falls short in supporting victims. Photo: Shutterstock
The Hong Kong government has measures in place to deal with human trafficking, but at times it falls short in supporting victims. Photo: Shutterstock
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