Community Education and Law Center

The Basic Law and international covenants on human rights provide that Hong Kong citizens enjoy various rights according to law. Citizens also face many legal issues in their daily life. SoCO establishes the Community Education and Law Center to assist citizens to know the legal system and protect their legal rights. Through community educational activities, the Center strengthens citizens’ concept of rule of law.  The Center also concerns itself with the welfare of the disadvantaged communities, who are marginalized and discriminated against, as well as the problems of discrimination among different communities. SoCO puts forth legislative proposals to protect the legal rights of the grassroots.

Our Work

Improvement of legal system
Improve statutory provisions to protect the legal rights of the disadvantaged communities


Legal consultation for the grassroots community
Co-operate with legal professional groups to provide pro bono legal consultation to grassroots residents on a regular basis


Services for persons in custody
Concern with the situation of persons in custody and follow up cases of remanded and convicted persons


Law internship program
Provide law internship for law students and conduct different legal researches


Civic education talks
Organize talks on civic education to enable grassroots citizens to understand their legal rights