Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre is to relaunch as Justice Centre Hong Kong at the end of March,to meet the increased need for our services and address the gaps in the new screening mechanism for refugees and other protection claimants in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Government’s new procedure for processing protection claims,the Unified Screening Mechanism (USM),started on Monday March 3. It has been a busy time for the refugee-serving NGO community,with agencies expanding and redefining services to meet the needs of protection claimants entering the USM. Leveraging our experience in providing essential legal advice to refugees over the past seven years,two weeks ago we successfully launched tailored,independent information sessions available to claimants entering the USM and have had enormous demand for these so far. Please click here for the most up-to-date schedule of information sessions.
With these enhanced services and the wider protection claimant community in mind,we have finalised a plan for the organisation’s future development and expansion. As of the end of March,HKRAC will relaunch as Justice Centre Hong Kong. Justice Centre Hong Kong will expand its services to offer high-quality,independent information in different languages to ALL protection claimants. We will also provide individualised assistance to the most vulnerable people,to ensure their needs are met.
We look forward to your support on our journey ahead.
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