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Response to the Trafficking in Persons Report by the U.S. Department of State
20-06-2019

The U.S. Department of State released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report ("the Report") and rated Macao as Tier 2. The Office of the Secretary for Security responds to the subject as the following:

The Macao Special Administrative Region is strongly determined to combat human trafficking crime. Over the years, the Human Trafficking Deterrent Measures Concern Committee (CAMDTP) has been actively coordinating various government bureaus and community stakeholders to facilitate related prevention and victim protection work. By means of convening monthly meetings, the CAMDTP follows up and assesses the progress of relevant tasks so as to duly adopt and enhance corresponding measures. Law enforcement has been effectively carrying out under the supervision of the judicial authorities. The constant decline of trafficking and labor exploitation cases reflects the effectiveness of the synergy of the perennial government-community collaboration.

Macao is given a higher ranking this year but part of the Report’s narrative still failed to genuinely describe the actual situation in Macao. The Report repeatedly provides biased interpretations, conclusions and unreasonable speculations to various extents and the security authority of the Macao SAR Government finds them hard to be accepted.

Nevertheless, the Macao SAR Government will continue to adopt internationally recognized strategies to protect the safety and legitimate rights of local citizens and foreigners by collaborating with all walks of live. The security authority will also continue to co-operate with the judicial authorities to carry out law enforcement work as well as maintaining close connection with international society and neighbor countries and regions to jointly prevent and combat illegal activities pertaining to human trafficking and all forms of exploitation.

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