ZN v. Secretary for Justice, Director of Immigration, Commissioner of Police, Commissioner for Labour  is a landmark case that examined the interpretation of Article 4 of the Bill of Rights Ordinance (“BOR4”) and whether it included human trafficking. The key issues were whether the protection derived from BOR4 covers human trafficking and whether a positive duty existed for the government to enact a specific criminal offence against human trafficking. The Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) delivered its written judgement last Friday afternoon (January 10).
Our Executive Director Piya Muqit wrote in SCMP, Stand News and Citizen News about why the Hong Kong Government needs to establish an independent commission of inquiry. This should examine the Hong Kong Police’s excessive use of force, which may have already amounted to torture or cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment or punishment (CIDTP) under the United Nations’ Convention against Torture.
Our Executive Director Piya Muqit spoke at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims and Justice Centre, highlighting the recent disproportionate use of force by the Hong Kong Police.
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