Office Description:

We are a non-profit organisation that provides support to refugees, asylum seekers and other forced migrants in Hong Kong SAR. We work to support the vision of Hong Kong SAR as a welcoming and inclusive society. We help forced migrants access social welfare and psychological support, as well as legal assistance with their protection claims under Hong Kong law and within the Hong Kong Government-designed administrative and appeal procedures. Our team provides tailored support to women, children, LGBTIQA+ individuals, racial and ethnic minorities and stateless persons and other at risk migrant groups. Through our initiatives, Justice Centre’s team supports community voices and helps the communities we work with to participate in Hong Kong society. We believe that supporting diverse communities help enhance social cohesion and inclusiveness in Hong Kong SAR and benefits the whole society.

Potential Projects:

The SIG Fellow(s) will be involved in a wide range of legal and advocacy projects, which are designed to address legal aid gaps, as well as to organise and promote participation of forced migrants in Hong Kong society. Through the summer placement, SIG Fellow(s) would (i) assist with research on refugee and migrant issues from both public policy and legal standpoints for use in Justice Centre’s policy work, (ii) prepare policy materials to facilitate refugee self-advocacy, (iii) contribute to developing legal service information and processes, (iv) assist in the development and delivery of trainings to forced migrants, partner organisations, pro bono lawyers, and other relevant stakeholders, and (v) contribute to Justice Centre’s monitoring and evaluation system.

Desired Skills:

Desirables include:

  • Understanding of legal frameworks and issues related to/arising from forced displacement
  • Ability to apply international human rights frameworks to practical and local settings
  • Experience working with people from different cultures
  • Ability to work professionally and empathetically with trauma survivors
  • Experience and/or ability to conduct independent legal research.

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