Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
Raquel Carvalho
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Raquel Carvalho

Britain’s plan to punish migrants shows it learned nothing from Vietnamese truck deaths

  • Advocates warn that a ‘draconian’ new migration law and stricter border policies will only put vulnerable trafficking victims further at risk
  • Authorities should instead look into migrants’ circumstances, assess if they are victims of human trafficking, and provide support for recovery

Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
Forensics officers inspect the truck found to contain the bodies of 39 dead Vietnamese in Essex, Britain, in 2019. Photo: AP
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.