Patricia Ho

Patricia Ho is the Founder of Hong Kong Dignity Institute, Founding and Managing Partner of Patricia Ho & Associates and Principal Lecturer of the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. Much of her work involves defending the rights of minority groups in Hong Kong by way of seeking advancements and developments of government policies and laws through strategic litigation. Patricia also provides legal and strategic advice to a number of NGOs in Hong Kong, and works with both local and international bodies to advocate for the rights of marginalised groups, including refugees, asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking. In 2015, Patricia represented Mr. ZN to bring a judicial review - ZN v Secretary for Justice & Ors - to encourage the government to consider introducing specific legislations to criminalise forced labour and human trafficking. She has provided trainings and seminars to the legal community in Hong Kong on avenues to protect victims of human trafficking and forced labour, and is a co-author of the Crimes (Amendment) (Modern Slavery) Bill 2019 which has been introduced in Hong Kong Legislative Council. In June 2020, Patricia was recognised by the U.S. State Department as one of ten global Trafficking in Person (TIP) Report Heroes. Patricia is trained in Post Trauma Psychosocial and Mental Health Interventions for the Refugee Population.