Academic Staff

Karen Kong 江嘉恩

Senior Lecturer
BA (Oxon), PCLL (HKU), LLM (Cantab)

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Journal Publications

Kong K., “All for Some' or 'Some for All'? Assessing the Realisation of the Right to Social Welfare in the Retirement Protection Reform in Hong Kong” (2016) 46 Hong Kong Law Journal 779-791

Kong K.,“Refugees’ Right to Work in Hong Kong – Or Lack Thereof: GA v Director of Immigration” (2015) 14 Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 337-348

Kong K.,“The Uphill Battle for Sustainable Development: Can the Use of Public Interest Litigation Protect the Natural Environment in Hong Kong?” (2015) 23 Asia Pacific Law Review 7-30

Kong K.,“Kong Yunming v Director of Social Welfare: Implications for Law and Policy on Social Welfare” (2014) 44 Hong Kong Law Journal 67-81

Kong K., "Adjudicating Social Welfare Rights in Hong Kong" (2012) 10 International Journal of Constitutional Law 588-599

Kong K., "Costs in Public Interest Litigation: Whose Pocket Should be Picked?" (2009)
39 Hong Kong Law Journal 767-782

Kong K., "The Right to Food For All: A Right-based Approach to Hunger and Social
Inequality", (2009) 32 Suffolk Transnational Law Review 525-566

Kong K., "Public Interest Litigation in Hong Kong: A New Hope for Social
Transformation?" (2009) 28 Civil Justice Quarterly 327-343

Book Chapters

Kong K., “Social Justice and Social Rights in Hong Kong: Judicial Review Developments and Proposal for Legislative Change” in Surya Deva (ed.), Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Comparative Insights from India and China (London: Routledge, 2015)

Kong K., “The Right to Social Welfare” in Johannes Chan SC (Hons) & C.L. Lim (eds.), Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011)

Conference papers

Kong K.Y., Public Interest Litigation in Hong Kong: A New Hope for Social
Transformation?, 5th Asian Law Institute Conference. 2008.

Kong K.Y., The Right to Food For All: A Right-based Approach to Hunger and Social
Inequality, Poverty and Social Protection Conference. 2008.

Professional magazines & Newspaper articles

"An Uphill Battle for Sustainable Development: Can Public Interest Litigation Protect the Natural Environment of Hong Kong?" Hong Kong Lawyer, November 2015

“Government has a legal obligation to meet HK people's right to housing”, South China Morning Post, Letter to the Editor, 23 June 2011

“Covenant says that poor must be given help”, South China Morning Post, Letter to the Editor, 14 March 2011

 “不能忽視的另一種人權” (A kind of Human Rights that Should Not be Neglected), 明報 (Ming Pao Daily), 22 March 2010

 “Funding Public Interest Litigation in Hong Kong” Hong Kong Lawyer, November 2009

Editorship, Invited lectures and keynote speeches

Kong K.Y., Hong Kong Basic Law, Hong Kong Annual Quiz - Liberal Studies Cup on
Basic Law
. 2008.

Specialized Areas: Human Rights, Public Law