6 May 2020
This joint report by Asylos and ARC Foundation addresses an information gap on the topic of victims of trafficking returned to Vietnam from the UK. The topic was chosen after consultation with legal representatives who identified a major gap in country-of-origin information (COI), in particular in relation to treatment upon return and the associated risk of re-trafficking. In 2019 alone, Vietnamese nationals represented the second most common nationality of all referrals to the UK National Referral Mechanism. Additionally, Vietnamese nationals regularly form one of the top 10 largest groups of asylum seekers in the UK, with a large proportion being unaccompanied minors.
The report covers seven research areas relating to the return of victims of trafficking to Vietnam and includes interviews with six different interlocutors based in Vietnam and the UK. In sharing our findings, Asylos and ARC Foundation hope to help fill the gap in COI literature about the situation of Vietnamese victims of trafficking post- return to Vietnam and to contribute to a more complete picture of the consequences of those who are returned.
This report was published in collaboration with Asylum Research Centre (ARC) Foundation in May 2020.