*NEW* CCPL Director, Social Justice Summer Internship and Associate Professor of Law, Ms. Puja Kapai, has been invited as one of the judges for the 2015 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize, organised by the Justice Centre. The Awards Ceremony for the Winning Pieces will be held in conjunction with a Chharity Auction to raise funds for the Justice Centre's integral work in Hong Kong, and will take place on 10 December at the Fringe Club from 19:00-22:00. We hope to see you there to mark this important occasion. For futher details, please click here.

The 'Human Rights in Practice' (HRP) course at HKU is collaborating with Mother's Choice on a unique project in bringing students the opportunity to assist the NGO to undertake legal research into issues surrounding child adoption, foster care, and children in need of care in Hong Kong and other places. Click here for more information.

Submission to the Legislative Council Social Welfare Panel's Subcommittee on Strategy and Measures to Combat Domestic and Sexual Violence
On 2nd October, 2015, CCPL Director Puja Kapai, submitted to the HKSAR Legislative Council a paper entitled 'Is Equal Protection a Reality for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in Hong Kong? HKU Empirical Study Reveals Institutional Incompetence of Frontline Responders'. In it, she summarises the key findings of her empirical study on frontline responses to domestic violence amongst Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong and presents recommendations for government.

The CCPL and KCL 'Mind The Culture Gap' Conference Website is now live
Click here for further information and to watch the event live.

Dr Elgebeily: A 'Royal Rumble' in Syria means yet more chaos for civilians
CCPL ARO, Dr Sherif Elgebeily writes in 'The Conversation' that Russia has different goals in Syria to the US and its allies, and that as ISIS weakens this will become more apparent. Read the full article here.

Submission for Public Consultation on the Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance Guide
On behalf of the CCPL, Deputy Director Ms. Farzana Aslam submitted on 29th September a submission commenting on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx) Consultation Paper on the Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide. The full submission can be downloaded here.

Delivering on the Promise of Equal Protection under the Law: Understanding the Experiences and Help-seeking Behaviours of Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
On 3rd October, CCPL Director Ms.Puja Kapai launched the findings of her comparative empirical study into help-seeking behaviours of ethnic minority and immigrant women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. An infographic of her findings and recommendations can be downloaded here.

The Status of Ethnic Minorities Report
CCPL Director Ms.Puja Kapai authored and launched a Report, copy edited by ARO Dr Sherif Elgebeily, on the Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 1997 - 2014. The full report can be downloaded here.

Dr. Elgebeily: "To stem the flood of refugees, UN must work harder at ending wars and conflict"
ARO Dr Sherif Elgebeily writes in the South China Morning Post on the UN Security Council's Role in the Current Refugee Crisis

A Comparative Study on Children's Rights Education: Implications for Policy Reform in Hong Kong
CCPL Director Ms. Puja Kapai, Professor John Bacon-Shone, Ms. Annelotte Walsh and Ms. Fay Wong publish their research findings from a study commissioned by the Hong Kong Committee for  UNICEF on Children's Rights Education, funded by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF and the University of Hong Kong’s Small Project Funding Scheme.

CCPL Op-Ed: Ms. Puja Kapai & Dr. Sherif Elgebeily
In an op-ed entitled "Changing the tune of our calls for democracy in Hong Kong", CCPL Director Puja Kapai and ARO Dr Sherif Elgebeily explore the meaning of democracy in Hong Kong

Bryane Michael, Indira Carr and Donald Bowser: Evidence-Based Law: Using Data to Design and Implement Ethics-Related
Administrative Law







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