Case commentary to ZN case, ZN v Secretary for Justice and ors, Last instance decision, [2019] HKCFA 53, (2020) 23 HKCFAR 15, 2 HKC 75, ILDC 3189 (HK 2020), 10th January 2020, Hong Kong; Court of Final Appeal [HKCFA]

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Abstract

Whether the ordinary meaning of servitude, forced or compulsory labour (forced labour), and slavery or slave-trade (slavery), as defined in international law, supported the prohibition of human trafficking as a form of servitude, forced labour or slavery, for the purpose of construing these human rights violations under Hong Kong law.

Whether the jurisprudence of international courts and United Nations treaty bodies suggested the existence of a positive obligation binding on the government to enact offences criminalizing forced labour.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationOxford Public International Law
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2020

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