Justice Centre has made a written submission to the Panel on Security. The Panel meet on June 7 & 11 for the hearing of the HKSAR’s third report under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN CAT). The submission outlines our concerns about recent rhetoric on refugees, CAT and the Unified Screening Mechanism. It recommends that resources should be spent on improving fairness and efficiency of the USM. Also more should be done to combat human trafficking and forced labour and to protect rights of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.
Our Executive Director, Piya, delivered an oral statement at the meeting on June 11.
Read our full written submission here.
Read Piya’s oral statement here.
Watch the full LegCo session here.