We envision Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society where even the most marginalised enjoy fundamental rights and access to justice.
We enable our clients to access their rights through legal and psychosocial support, policy, advocacy and research. We strive to strengthen the rule of law in Hong Kong.
The Clients we offer our services to and advocate on behalf of are:
- Asylum seekers
- Victims of torture which includes Hong Kong residents
- Victims of human trafficking including internally trafficked individuals
- Victims of forced labour
Founded in 2007 as The Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, over seven years we helped over 2,000 men, women and children on the road to a new life.
Building on our expertise in refugee issues, in 2014 we identified a clear need for an increased response to tackling forced labour and human trafficking in Hong Kong, and expanded our remit to fill this gap and rebranded as Justice Centre Hong Kong. We now help around 300 people each year through our direct services and aim to benefit many more through our research, policy and advocacy work.
We receive no government funding. Instead, we have spearheaded an innovative pro-bono working model that sees leading international law firms provide financial assistance and donate hours to help with legal research and support. We also harness funding from a variety of trusts and foundations and through individual donations.