Who We Are
Since 2007, Justice Centre has worked to achieve our vision of a fair and just Hong Kong, where even the most marginalised can access justice.
We are unafraid of change, and have a clear vision of what it takes to make our society more just. In collaboration with partners and stakeholders, our team at Justice Centre works to uphold and advance the rights of marginalised migrants in Hong Kong.
Working for a fair & inclusive society
We are a non-profit non-political organisation which envisions Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice.
Our staff work tirelessly to challenge unfairness and injustice for refugees and vulnerable migrants. Erosions to the rule of law often begin at the margins of society. We believe that protecting the rights of the most vulnerable will ultimately benefit all Hong Kongers.
Supporting the most marginalised
We advocate with and for local communities who face disproportionate threats to fundamental rights and are too often overlooked, including:
- Asylum seekers
- Victims of torture
- Victims of human trafficking
- Victims of forced labour
Our team at Justice Centre provides tailored support to women, children, LGBTIQA+ individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, stateless persons and other marginalised groups.
Life at JC
- Overall responsibility for Justice Centre’s work to challenge inequality, and ensuring this work is sustainable, including through innovative platforms such as the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize, which brings difficult conversations to a more accessible forum
- Over 10 years in management, finance and fundraising, including bringing a human rights focus by looking at sustainability of investments and sitting on the steering committee of a multi-year Asia-wide project to challenge modern slavery
- Previous role before joining Justice Centre in 2015 was as COO of Asia-Pacific Fundraising for Macquarie Group’s investment funds.
Life Beyond JC
- Studying for a Masters in International Development with SOAS, University of London. What little time is left is spent cooking (and eating!) and spending as much time outdoors and hiking as possible
Finance and Operations Manager
Finance and Operations Manager
Life at JC
- Making sure the financial operation of JC runs smoothly and effectively by providing transparency. I also aim to be available and to provide any support I could in all forms of operations and I’m a proud working mom!
- Certified Public Accountant, worked at various corporates such as BNP Paribas and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Life Outside JC
- Movie lover; Animal lover
Working with communities
Justice Centre’s staff work within and for communities in Hong Kong. By engaging with regional and global networks and processes, we amplify our local efforts.
We operate within and work for marginalised communities in Hong Kong, with the ultimate aim of strengthening the rule of law and improving legal institutions to benefit all Hong Kongers.
We partner with regional networks, and conduct training and provide technical assistance across Asia, to help governments and legal communities in the region better support refugees and marginalised migrants.
We engage with global processes, such as the Global Refugee Forum to amplify local voices.
Justice Centre began its work in 2007, when it was founded as the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre. More than a decade later, our team have helped thousands of refugees and forced migrants forge a new path, working to protect fundamental rights and giving people a fresh start.
In 2014, the Hong Kong government introduced a new screening mechanism for refugees. Our team responded by expanding our work to address the unmet needs of the asylum-seeking community, including by introducing social welfare and counselling services. We also started research and advocacy work to raise awareness of issues that need greater attention. These include human trafficking, forced labour, gender-based violence and statelessness. And we introduced legal empowerment initiatives to better support the communities we serve to have a voice in issues that affect them. These changes led us to rebrand as Justice Centre Hong Kong.
Today, the Justice Centre team continues to help hundreds of people annually through our direct services. Our research and awareness raising work widens our impact, moving beyond individual clients to outcomes that strengthen the rule of law and protect all Hong Kongers.
You can help!
There are many ways you can help:
- If you share our vision and have the passion and skills to make a difference, you can explore opportunities to join our team.
- If you are a legal professional within a law firm or corporation, you can explore ways to partner with us to provide pro bono support.
- If you are a law student, you can apply to take part in our clinical legal education programme.
- If you are a senior high school student, check out our Young Advocates Programme.
- You can be creative and fundraise for us.
- If you are looking for an easy way to stay in touch and help us make a difference, you can make a donation and/or sign up to our newsletter.
Learn more about how you can support our work.