On 27 November 2019, the Centre for Bro Bono Services hosted a special Know Your Rights workshop for street sleepers at one of the facilities run by our charity partners, ImpactHK.
Street sleeping is a pertinent issue within Hong Kong as housing (or lack thereof) is a growing problem, as are related social issues that can cause homelessness. This special Know Your Rights workshop series is tailored to make justice more accessible to those affected by homelessness or choose to sleep on the streets by providing tailored information that caters to their situation and relevant context in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
Benjamin, a volunteer Barrister, led the interactive workshop, covering their rights in situations involving Police stop, search and arrest, and the powers of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
We thank Benjamin and to our other volunteers, Su Ming and Jeff Su for their help in coordinating the Session, as well as our friends at ImpactHK for making it all happen. These will be a regular event, in conjunction with our community legal clinic services.
This workshop happened on the same day as Davyd and Paul from our team hosted a presentation about CPBS to NGOs at the IOM Offices over a lunch presentation. It was indeed an eventful and full day for the Centre for Pro Bono!