Hong Kong does not need new offences for human trafficking and forced labour, government lawyer tells Court of Final Appeal

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Hong Kong does not need specific offences to criminalise human trafficking and forced labour, according to lawyers defending the government against a landmark appeal.The Court of Final Appeal case was brought by a Pakistani victim of forced labour in the city, named Zn, who blames the government for failing to protect him from being trafficked for that purpose because it had no dedicated legislation.Lord David Pannick QC, for the government, on Wednesday accepted that Article 4 of the Hong Kong…

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