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Kelley Loper

The Department of Law
CENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE AND PUBLIC LAW

Associate Professor
BA (Yale)
LLM (HKU)


Biography

Kelley Loper is Co-Director of the LLM in Human Rights Programme and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law. She has published extensively on the rights of refugees in Hong Kong and East Asia, the application of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in China, sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, and the implementation of international human rights law in domestic contexts. She is currently studying the impact of international human rights law on refugee protection in Asia, a project funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. In addition to her academic work, she serves on the board of the Hong Kong Dignity Institute and has previously served on the boards of several other human rights organisations including the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (as past Chairperson), Justice Centre Hong Kong, and Amnesty International (Hong Kong). She has also advised other international and local organisations including the UNHCR, UN Women, and Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor on a range of issues.


Research Areas

  • Human Rights
  • International Refugee Law
  • Equality Law

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