Bruno is a paralegal at Daly & Associates, he joined the Firm in 2016. Bruno is a Ph.D. candidate in International and European studies where his thesis focuses on Controlling Illegal Arms Trafficking in Europe.
Prior to coming to Hong Kong, he was a graduate teaching assistant in Comparative Law and Fundamental Rights at Aix Marseille University. At the same time he was a Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights for two intensive foundation degrees. Bruno received a Master’s degree in International Public Law in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Comparative Fundamental Rights in 2012.
During the completion of his two Master’s Degrees Bruno wrote several research reports with a comparative approach on refugee protection and ethnic minorities as well as a thesis on Transitional Justice in Sierra Leone.
During law school, Bruno engaged in pro bono work with asylum seekers within the French Human Rights League, an NGO who fights for the principles set out in the Declaration of Human Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and their additional protocols.
Mark Daly is a Hong Kong based human rights lawyer and the principal of Daly & Associates. He has been working in Hong Kong since 1995, specializing in human rights litigation and refugee issues following the footsteps of his mentor, the late Pam Baker, who was known for her work with the Vietnamese refugees.
He has litigated a number of landmark judicial review test cases concerning asylum seekers and/or refugees (issues including access to social welfare, safeguarding rights of non-refoulement protection claimants and their rights to legal representation). Significant cases include: Sakthevel Prabakar v Secretary for Security (FACV 16 of 2003, 8 June 2004) and C & Ors v Director of Immigration (FACV 18-20 of 2011, Judgment 25 March 2013).
Daly & Associates also focuses on safeguarding the rights of transgender persons, domestic helpers, sex workers and victims of human trafficking.
Apart from litigation, Mark has represented the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and the Law Society of Hong Kong before the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva. Mark is also a member of the Law Society Council and the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee, and an original member of the Article 23 and Article 45 Concern Groups.
He also provides legal and strategic advice and training to a number of NGOs and the legal profession in Hong Kong in the area of refugee law. He has been a speaker at the 1st and 2nd Annual Roundtable on Strategic Litigation and International Refugee Protection in UNHCR, Geneva. He has lectured at the University of Hong Kong’s 1st “Intensive Course on International Refugee Law” and has since been a trainer for the profession for the Hong Kong Academy of Law on CAT claims and refugee law.
Patricia Ho joined our firm in 2006. Having obtained her LLB degree at University College London in 2005 and later the PCLL in Hong Kong, she joined our firm as a trainee solicitor. Patricia currently specialises in judicial reviews and public law work, with experience in human rights, asylum, immigration and international law. She is on the panel of the Duty Lawyer Service's Legal Assistance Scheme to Claimants under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
As part of the advocacy work, Patricia has been providing pro bono legal advice to local NGOs and churches in Hong Kong on matters relating to refugees and torture claimants. She is also a member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.
Patricia’s passion for her work stems from long standing involvements in humanitarian work. She has participated in field support for a number of charity organizations across Asia including China, the Philippines, Cambodia and the Thai-Burmese border. In recent years, she has also found much joy in her roles as a pastor’s wife and a new mother.