Justice Centre is a Hong Kong based independent organisation that assists people to have a fair chance for justice through providing direct assistance to victims and advocating for change. It has helped thousands of men, women and children seeking protection from violence and trauma in Hong Kong since its beginnings in 2007. Building on our expertise in working with refugees and torture victims, we expanded our remit to tackle forced labour and human trafficking in Hong Kong in 2014. From January 2020, we are further expanding our mandate to assist anyone in Hong Kong facing inequality who struggles to have access to justice.
We assist over 300 people each year through our direct legal and psychosocial services but we recognise there are many more who need our help. We strive for systemic change through our research, policy and advocacy work, to benefit the many more in need through partnering with international organisations including the United Nations, local and international NGOs, local and international universities and the Hong Kong community itself.
We challenge inequality to bring visibility to the communities we work with through direct assistance, research, policy, advocacy, strategic litigation and capacity building.
We work with communities to drive change for a fair and just society.
We have 4 simple Goals:
To help victims of human rights violations in Hong Kong SAR access rehabilitation and redress through Direct Assistance.
To strengthen the evidence base on inequality in Hong Kong SAR in order to challenge the systems stopping people from accessing their rights through Research
To challenge unjust laws, policies or practices in Hong Kong SAR to create a fair society through Policy, Advocacy & Strategic Litigation;
To contribute to the development and education of a community of human rights defenders in Hong Kong SAR through Capacity Building.