Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Hong Kong Pro Bono Directory

Click here to see the numbers and origins of refugees hosted by Hong Kong. 

As UNHCR statistics generally rely on data from host countries, statistics on refugees alone can give an insufficient account of refugee numbers, as some host countries will not grant refugee status to certain groups. Including statistics for individuals in refugee-like situations is an attempt to account for unrecognised refugees and does not include internally displaced persons. Statistics for stateless refugees are included if available.

Christian Action

4/F., New Horizons Building 2 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, H.K.
Tel: +852 23 82 33 39
Fax: +852 23 62 00 46
Email: caatchristian-action [dot] org [dot] hk

Christian Action's Refugee Program assists refugees with essential humanitarian needs such as food, clothing, shelter and toiletries. They provide educational, recreational and psychosocial support.

Christian Action are helping children to attend school and for adults to learn new skills and use their time in a productive way. Each week their volunteers offer between 12-15 classes/sessions in areas such as English, Cantonese, Computer Training, Youth Development, Football and Women's Empowerment. But the challenges refugees face often involve more than the basic essentials, which is why they also provide professional case workers as well as counsellors, while sourcing government aid for housing and food. Christian Action is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.

Daly & Associates (previously Barnes and Daly)

7F Yam Tze Commercial Building, 23 Thomson Road, Wanchai
Tel: +852 27 81 29 98
Fax: +852 27 83 80 72
Contact Person: Mr. Mark Daly, Partner
Email: ambedkarathk [dot] super [dot] net

Barnes & Daly was established in February 1999 and practices in all areas of the law. The partners of the firm have extensive experience in particular in the area of judicial review of administrative or governmental decisions affecting personal or property rights. The firm has more recently represented clients in significant constitutional challenges involving the interpretation of the Basic Law. Emphasis is also placed on human rights and refugee law, criminal law and employment disputes. Barnes and Daly is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.

Justice Centre Hong Kong

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Justice Centre Hong Kong
18th Floor, 202 Centre, 202-204 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 31 097 359 
Fax: + 852 34 223 019
Email: infoatjusticecentre [dot] org [dot] hk, dingatjusticecentre [dot] org [dot] hk isaacatjusticecentre [dot] org [dot] hk
Contact person: Piya Muqit

Contact Person: Isaac Shaffer (Protection Claimant Services Manager)

Contact person: Victoria Wisniewski Otero

Justice Centre Hong Kong is a not-for-profit, human rights organisation working to protect the rights of Hong Kong’s most vulnerable forced migrants - refugees, other people seeking protection and survivors of modern slavery. Formerly Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, which helped more than 2,000 refugee men, women and children on the road to a new life, for seven years, Justice Centre Hong Kong was launched in 2014.

Justice Centre Hong Kong advocates with and for refugees, bringing their voices into the public debate. It campaigns for adequate legislation and policies, conducts research and works with schools, universities and the media to fight root causes and change systems and minds.

In a welcoming and comfortable centre, the NGO provides free and independent legal information and assistance to people seeking protection in the city.  It also provides one-to-one specialised legal and psychological support to the most vulnerable protection claimants.

Justice Centre Hong Kong is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN).

Vision First Limited

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1901 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 28 51 08 85
Fax: +852 28 51 06 55
Email: infoatvisionfirstnow [dot] org

Humanitarian services to UNHCR asylum-seekers and refugees. Vision First provides basic needs such as food, shelter and medication, advocacy and psychological counselling, medical services and long-term accommodation, emergency assistance, assistance with educational and school placement, vocational training as well as life skills. Vision First Limited is a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.