Study on the Discrimination Experience based on Residency Status of Asylum Seeker/ Refugee (ASR) in Hong Kong by Michelle Ng et al., March 2019   NEW!


"Refugees' Right to Work in Hong Kong – Or Lack Thereof: GA v Director of Immigration" by Karen Kong, Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, June 2015, Vol. 14, Issue, 2, pp 337-348


Recent Developments in Hong Kong's Torture Screening Process, by Ché Singh Kochhar-George, Hong Kong Law Journal, Volume 42, Part 2 (p.385), 2012


Nepalese Gurkhas and their battle for equal rights, by Ché Singh Kochhar-George, October 2010


Human RightsNon-refoulement and the Protection of Refugees in Hong Kong, by Kelley Loper, 2010


Toward Comprehensive Refugee Legislation in Hong Kong? Reflections on Reform of the "Torture Screening" Procedures (comment), by Kelley Loper, 2009







Cross, "The Next Step", South China Morning Post, 'Insight', Friday, August 5, 2011, A15.

Emerton, Laidler & Petersen, "Trafficking of Mainland Chinese Women into Hong Kong Sex Industry: Problems of Identification and Response", Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, 2007:2, 35-84.

Laidler, Petersen & Emerton, "Bureaucratic Justice: The Incarceration of Mainland Chinese Women Working in Hong Kong's Sex Industry", 51 (1) International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 2007, 1-16.

Emerton & Petersen, "Filipina Nightclub Hostesses in Hong Kong: An Analysis of their Vulnerability to Trafficking and Human Rights Violations and a Comparison with the Situation of Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong" in Hewison and Young (eds), Transnational Migration and Work in Asia,Routledge London and New York: 2006, 126-143.

Emerton & Petersen, "Migrant Nightclub/ Escort Workers in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Possible Human Rights Abuses", April 2003

Robyn Emerton, "Translating International and Regional Trafficking norms into Domestic Reality: A Hong Kong Case Study", 10 Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, 2004, 215-260.

Migrant Nightclub/ Escort Workers in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Possible Human Rights Abuses by Robyn Emerton & Carole Petersen, April 2003

Trafficking of Women into Hong Kong for the Purpose of Prostitution: Preliminary Research Findings by Robyn Emerton, February 2001



Human Rights Action Plan 2012

CCPL’s Hong Kong Human Rights Action Plan consisted of all of the current recommendations to Hong Kong from UN human rights bodies. There were 145 recommendations dating back to 2005. While some of these recommendations have already been addressed, many still require attention and effective measures that come from better policy-making and new thinking. This Action Plan highlighted those human rights areas where Hong Kong is weak and it showed that it is the most vulnerable members of our society who are in need of protection. These include women, children, non-residents, ethnic minorities, asylum seekers, and human trafficking victims. It is here that Hong Kong falls below international standards.

The Human Rights Action Plan is an initiative from CCPL that aimed to promote public discussion of human rights in Hong Kong and better compliance with international human rights standards.



Kelley Loper

Simon Young

Puja Kapai

This project is supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund granted by the University Grants Committee.