Human Trafficking Screening and Victim Identification (Q4, 2019)

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to make an information request for the following in the fourth quarter of 2019:
(1) The number of persons screened for human trafficking, and of those, the number who had made a non-refoulement claim at the time of screening;

(2) The number of persons identified as victims of human trafficking, disaggregated by gender, age group at the time of victim identification (under 18, 18-30, 31-40, 41 or above), ethnicity, nationality and immigration status at the time of victim identification;

(3) The number of identified victims who were born in Hong Kong;

(4) The number of identified victims who were not ordinarily resident, were illegal immigrants or were overstayers at the time of victim identification;

(5) The number of identified victims who were foreign domestic helper visa
holders before or at the time of victim identification;

(6) The number of identified victims who had made a non-refoulement claim
before victim identification; and

(7) The number of identified victims who made a non-refoulement claim
after victim identification.

Yours faithfully,
Annie Li
Senior Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

 Dear Annie,
Your application for Access to Information has been received.  The
application is now under processing.  We will get back to you as soon as
possible.
Yours Sincerely,
Oliver Lam
(for Secretary for Security)

Dear Annie,
 
          I refer to your application submitted under the Code of Access
to Information on 16 January 2020 in relation to the human trafficking
victims identified in the fourth quarter of 2019.  Having consulted
relevant departments, the requested information is provided in the ensuing
paragraphs.
 
2.        In the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 1 406 victim
screenings were conducted and one Ugandan female visitor (aged 41 or
above) was identified as victim.  She had lodged a non-refoulement claim
after being identified as victim.
 
3.        We do not have the statistical breakdown of other figures
requested.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Oliver Lam
(for Secretary for Security)

From:        Annie Li <[FOI #444 email]>
To:        FOI requests at Security Bureau <[Security Bureau request email]>,
Date:        16/01/2020 17:46
Subject:        Freedom of Information request - Human Trafficking
Screening and Victim Identification (Q4, 2019)

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Dear Security Bureau,

I am writing to make an information request for the following in the
fourth quarter of 2019:
(1) The number of persons screened for human trafficking, and of those,
the number who had made a non-refoulement claim at the time of screening;

(2) The number of persons identified as victims of human trafficking,
disaggregated by gender, age group at the time of victim identification
(under 18, 18-30, 31-40, 41 or above), ethnicity, nationality and
immigration status at the time of victim identification;

(3) The number of identified victims who were born in Hong Kong;

(4) The number of identified victims who were not ordinarily resident,
were illegal immigrants or were overstayers at the time of victim
identification;

(5) The number of identified victims who were foreign domestic helper visa
holders before or at the time of victim identification;

(6) The number of identified victims who had made a non-refoulement claim
before victim identification; and

(7) The number of identified victims who made a non-refoulement claim
after victim identification.

Yours faithfully,
Annie Li
Senior Research and Policy Officer
Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Dear Oliver,

Thank you for the data.

Regards,
Annie Li