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Latest Media Releases

June 29, 2018 Media Statement: Justice Centre Hong Kong supports U.S. government’s recommendations for legislation to fill gap in combatting human trafficking (English) (Chinese)

March 15, 2018 Press Release: Asylum Seeker Wins Judicial Review Challenge with Legal Assistance from Justice Centre Hong Kong (English and Chinese)

June 28, 2017 Media Statement: Hong Kong Government must work with civil society to combat human trafficking  (English and Chinese)

September 19, 2016 Press Release: On the occasion of UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants (English and Chinese)

June 30, 2016 Statement: Hong Kong Government’s inaction on human trafficking sees it join Uzbekistan, Niger and Afghanistan on the Tier 2-Watchlist for the first time ever in 2016 US TIP Report

April 11, 2016 Joint statement: “Stop discrimination: Community calls for calm on refugee debate” (English) (Chinese)

April 8, 2016 Joint press conference to be held at Legislative Council on April 11 – Stop Discrimination: Community Calls for Calm on Refugee Debate (Chinese & English)

March 15, 2016 Press Release: New Justice Centre Hong Kong report “Coming Clean” estimates that 1 in 6 migrant domestic workers (MDWs) in Hong Kong are in forced labour (English) (Chinese)

February 29, 2016 Media Advisory for Justice Centre report “Coming Clean: The prevalence of forced labour and human trafficking amongst migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong”

January 13, 2016 Justice Centre statement on Chief Executive’s comments on CAT and USM (English) (Chinese)

November 11, 2015 UN Committee against Torture issues Concluding Observations on Hong Kong’s hearing

July 29, 2015 Activism through art: Call for entries for the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015

July 28, 2015 Hong Kong Government’s Tier 2 track record in 2015 US TIP Report confirms its abysmal progress to address human trafficking concerns

July 7, 2015 Statement in response to government paper issued for Panel on Security meeting to discuss the Unified Screening Mechanism

June 6, 2015 #SharedPasts: Justice Centre Hong Kong collaborates with Filipina photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani to document stories of Hong Kong’s refugees

February 10, 2015 Erwiana verdict: Government must introduce comprehensive anti-human trafficking legislation

December 10, 2014 Winners of Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize announced; Exploitation of Hong Kong’s domestic workers a dominant theme

December 2, 2014 Exploitation of Hong Kong’s domestic workers dominates shortlist for Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize

November 6, 2014 Umbrella Movement artist calls on arts community to support Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2014

October 22, 2014 Refugee runners seek shoes for MSIG Action Asia HK50 Trail Run and Hike

October 21, 2014 Challenging human trafficking and slavery through art Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize. Call for entries

May 21, 2014 New report says Hong Kong Government doing ‘bare minimum’ to protect refugees

March 24, 2014 Hong Kong Government is failing to protect victims of trafficking for forced labour

March 2, 2014 Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre to relaunch as Justice Centre Hong Kong


January 2018 Budget 2018-19 consultation submission

Justice Centre Hong Kong in the media

August 22, 2016 HK urged to change views on asylum seekers

August 21, 2016 Hong Kong needs change of heart on asylum seekers, says refugee from Congo based in South Korea

July 30, 2016 Honest discussion on vulnerable migrant workers is needed for HK to combat human trafficking

July 17, 2016 Why Hong Kong needs new legislation to curb human trafficking

July 1, 2016 Hong Kong downgraded to join ranks of Uzbekistan, Niger, Afghanistan in annual trafficking report

July 1, 2016 Hong Kong losing the fight against human trafficking, US report finds

June 27, 2016 Brexit shows up the failures of globalisation, with hate advancing across the globe and humanity in retreat

June 26, 2016 The politics of fear re-open old wounds for torture survivors, and Hong Kong is not immune

June 24, 2016 Daughter of Bangladeshi Economic Migrants Offers a Helping Hand to Refugees in Hong Kong

June 21, 2016 Asylum Seekers Struggle to Survive in One of the World’s Most Expensive Cities

June 20. 2016 Running gives hope to Hong Kong’s stranded refugees

June 20, 2016 Newswrap – Asylum Seekers Should Be Allowed to Work

June 19, 2016 周日話題:國際難民日 June 19, 2016 Hong Kong Domestic Helpers’ Dreams Dashed by Debt

June 16, 2016 Domestic Work: Amongst the Most Dangerous Work in the World

June 11, 2016 Will Refugee Camps be Re-opened in Hong Kong? Lawmakers “Hijack” Debate on UN Torture Convention

June 2, 2016 Backchat – Global Slavery Report

June 1, 2016 NGO ‘far from surprised’ after HK ranks alongside North Korea, Iran, Eritrea in slavery index

May 19, 2016 Asia Minute: Indonesia Fights for its Maids Working Overseas

May 9, 2016 HKFP Lens: ‘Gas them’ – Activists satirise anti-refugee campaigners at competing rallies

April 29, 2016 A Filipina tells the stories of HK underclass through her lens

April 13, 2016 Security chief denies smearing refugees, proposes harsher laws to target people smugglers

April 11, 2016 DAB party sets up in Tsim Sha Tsui calling for ‘fake’ refugees to be put in camp and deported

April 9, 2016 Hong Kong security bureau won’t seek exit from UN torture pact

March 26, 2016 Donald Trump’s Anti-Refugee Style of Politics Comes to Hong Kong

March 24, 2016 Three Strikes: A Tipping Point for Hong Kong?

March 10, 2016 Girl, 3, among 22 seized on sampan

February 29, 2016 Hong Kong’s refugee claim system leaves many tough questions 

February 10, 2016 Hong Kong and the ‘Bogus Refugee’ Rhetoric

February 3, 2016 Hong Kong Today – Government steps up action against asylum seekers

January 27, 2016 Opinion piece by our Advocacy and Campaigns Manager, Victoria Wisniewski Otero: Negative rhetoric towards refugees hurts us all (English) (Chinese)

January 22, 2016 Interview with our Executive Director, Piya Muqit: The Justice Centre’s Piya Muqit on Hong Kong’s Refugee Crisis

January 21, 2016 Hong Kong, where refugees are trapped in ‘legal limbo,’ shows why anti-refugee policies don’t work

January 21, 2016 Refugees Still Trapped in ‘Legal Limbo’ in Hong Kong

January 20, 2016 Backchat – Treatment of Refugees in Hong Kong

January 18, 2016 Hong Kong’s ‘fake’ refugee problem is just bigotry in disguise

January 16, 2016 Article by our Senior Legal Advisor, Adam Severson: Reviewing Hong Kong’s human trafficking case

January 15, 2016 Rights groups alarmed by Hong Kong chief executive’s remarks on pulling out of UN torture treaty

January 14, 2016 NGOs hit back as CY says gov’t may quit UN torture convention to block ‘fake’ refugees

January 12, 2016 Man tricked into working in hong kong, then forced to work unpaid, beaten: lawyers

December 17, 2015 Refugees in Hong Kong Face Legal Limbo 

December 15, 2015 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015 announces winners

December 3, 2015 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015

November 30, 2015 Human rights turn into a family affair

November 30, 2015 Operation Santa Claus: Hong Kong Justice Centre helps traumatised asylum seekers

November 27, 2015 Our Senior Legal Advisor Adam Severs talks to RTHK Radio about Operation Santa Claus

November 25, 2015 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize shortlist announced

November 20, 2015 In Pictures: Justice Centre Human Rights Art Prize shortlist announced

November 19, 2015 GIN852 shows how we can help the refugee crisis and act on other global issues from here in Hong Kong

October 30, 2015 Hong Kong (también) da la espalda a los refugiados (Spanish)

September 21, 2015 Exclusive interview: What’s it like to be a pro bono lawyer (Part 2)

September 11, 2015 Refugee crisis requires a global response, and Asia’s powerhouses must reach out to the needy

September 9, 2015 Syrian refugee who fled more than 7,000km to Hong Kong applies for asylum seeker status

September 8, 2015 Here’s how commercial lawyers and social justice can work together in Hong Kong

August 31, 2015 Exclusive interview: What’s it like to be a pro bono lawyer (Part 1)

August 29, 2015 Artist’s photos put focus on domestic abuse in Hong Kong

August 26, 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES: Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015

August 24, 2015 More than ten thousand non-refoulement claims to be processed 本港免遣返聲請累積個案破萬宗

August 21, 2015 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015 opens for submissions

August 20,2015 Entries open for Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize

August 12, 2015 Q&A: Katie Vajda – Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize Winner 2014

August 7, 2015 Immigration Department claims refugees are ‘abusing’ torture claim system

July 28, 2015 Hong Kong fails to comply with human trafficking standards for 7th straight year

July 28, 2015 Newswrap – Our Acting Director of External Relations, Victoria, speaks to RTHK about Hong Kong’s ranking in the 2015 US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report

July 28, 2015 Gov’t rejects Hong Kong’s subpar ranking in US human trafficking report

July 12, 2015 Hong Kong accused of ‘shifting its rhetoric’ on refugees

June 19, 2015 Hong Kong should stop labeling refuguees as “illegal immigrants”

June 13, 2015 Hong Kong – “The Beautiful Prison”. Our Advocacy Officer and two refugee advocates speak to RTHK about life in Hong Kong

March 23, 2015 Hong Kong’s Zero Recognition Rate: A Mystery in Numbers

February 16, 2015 Refugees in Hong Kong see little improvement from new screening system

November 30, 2014 My life: Kacey Wong Kwok-choi

October 30, 2014 Calling all artists! Enter the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize

October 16, 2014 Hong Kong refugees deserve basic right to decide what they eat

October 14, 2014 Our director of external relations talks to RTHK about “Hungry for Change” (part 2, 45:00 mark)

June 20, 2014 Rich Hong Kong  can’t turn its back on the few refugees on its shores

June 19, 2014 Our advocacy officer talks on RKHK Radio 3 about World Refugee Day

May 22, 2014 Our advocacy officer discusses our new report that gives a critical analysis of the unified screening mechanism, RTHK Radio 3 (1:08:30 mark).

May 21, 2014 Controversy over Hong Kong’s asylum seekers harks back to Vietnam

May 21, 2014 Refugee-screening system slammed as a confusing ‘shambles’

May 9, 2014 Our advocacy officer talks on RTHK Radio 3 about refugees in Hong Kong  

April 15, 2014 Hong Kong needs to update its refugee policy

April 13, 2014 HK women trafficked and enslaved in Sydney’s sex industry

April 3, 2014 Transgender refugee goes through ‘hell’ in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

March 30, 2014 Hong Kong can have zero tolerance for forced labour by domestic helpers

March 28, 2014. Haven of hopelessness March 25, 2014 Hong Kong fails to protect human trafficking victims (AFP)

March 24, 2014 Report slams Hong Kong for ‘narrow, fragmented laws’ that fail to stop human trafficking

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