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COVID-19 Response: Reaching marginalised migrants in Hong KongSTOP Welcomes the Latest Decision of the Court of First Instance’s Judgement of the CB Case
The High Court has ruled that authorities have not fulfilled its constitutional duty to provide practical and effective protection to victims of forced labour under Article 4 of Cap 383 Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance in the case of CB; and has quashed and remitted the Commissioner of Police’s decision to not investigate the claimant’s case under trafficking in persons (TIP) and forced labour for renewed consideration. STOP welcomes this heartening outcome for human trafficking victims in Hong Kong and local organisations that support the cause. The ruling also sets the stage for reforms in TIP laws and policies in Hong Kong.
Volunteer Appreciation Month
Volunteers have been a tower of strength for STOP. In 2012, the Vine Church hosted a film screening. The documentary was an in-depth investigation of how sex trafficking operates in the world and the devastating effect on victims’ lives. A group of shocked audiences then became passionate volunteers. This diverse group of individuals from different backgrounds and experience formed a concern group, and slowly became the anti-trafficking team of Branches of Hope today.
A kernel of wheat falls and produces fruits. Since the establishment of STOP in 2014, our volunteers have contributed tremendously to fundraising, public education, connecting vulnerable groups, and building survivors’ capacity. One small step of each individual, together we walk towards a just and slave-free world. As we celebrate #VolunteerAppreciationMonth in April, we are thankful for the contribution that our volunteers have made along the way to reduce modern slavery.
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