Academic Staff

Kelley Loper

Associate Professor
Director of Centre for Comparative and Public Law
BA (Yale)


Journal articles and book chapters

 “Asian State Parties to the 1951 Convention and the Protection of Asylum Seekers”, in A. Abass and F. Ippolito (eds.), Regional Organizations and the Protection of Asylum Seekers (Ashgate, forthcoming 2013).

“Equal Opportunities Law Reform in Hong Kong: The Impact of International Norms and Civil Society Advocacy” in M. Tilbury, S.N.M. Young, and L. Ng (eds.), Reforming Law Reform: Perspectives on Law Reform Processes in Hong Kong and Beyond (HKU Press, forthcoming, 2013) (with C.J. Petersen).

“Prospects for Refugee Rights in Hong Kong: Toward the Legalisation and Expansion of Protection from Refoulement to Torture,” in A. Francis and R. Maguire (eds.), Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in the Asia Pacific Region (Ashgate, 2013), 75-93.

“Hong Kong, Education of South Asians in”, entry in J.A. Banks (ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (Sage, 2012).

“Constitutional Adjudication and Substantive Gender Equality in Hong Kong”, in B. Baines, D. Barak-Erez, & T. Kahana (eds.), Feminist Constitutionalism: Global Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 149-165.

"Substantive Equality in International Human Rights Law and its Relevance for the Resolution of Tibetan Autonomy Claims" (2011) 37 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.

“Minority Language Rights and Education in China: The Relevance of Human Rights Law and Substantive Equality”, in G. Beckett and G. Postiglione (eds.), China’s Assimilationist Language Policy (Routledge, 2011).

“The Application of the Anti-Discrimination Legislation” in D. Abate & H. Tran (eds.), Discrimination Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011), pp 7-29.

“Right to Equality and Non-discrimination” in J.M.M. Chan & C.L. Lim (eds.), Law of the Hong Kong Constitution (Sweet & Maxwell, 2011), pp 827-848.

“W v Registrar of Marriages and the Right to Equality in Hong Kong” (2011) 41 HKLJ 89-107.  

“Discrimination Law”, in R. Glofcheski and F. Aslam (eds.), Employment Law and Practice in Hong Kong (Sweet & Maxwell, 2010), pp 303-360.

Equality and Inclusion in Education for Persons with Disabilities: Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Implementation in Hong Kong” (2010) 40 HKLJ 419-447.

Human Rights, Non-refoulement and the Protection of Refugees in Hong Kong” (2010) 22 International Journal of Refugee Law 404-439.

Is There Space for ‘Genuine Autonomy’ for Tibetan Areas in the PRC’s System of Nationalities Regional Autonomy?” (2010) 17 International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 137-186 (with Y.P. Ghai and S. Woodman).

Toward Comprehensive Refugee Legislation in Hong Kong? Reflections on Reform of the ‘Torture Screening’ Procedures” (2009) 39 HKLJ 253-260.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? The Dilemma of Hong Kong's Draft Race Discrimination Legislation” (2008) 38 HKLJ 15-30.

“A Secession Offence in Hong Kong and the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Dilemma”, in H.L. Fu, C.J. Petersen and S.N.M. Young (eds.), National Security and Fundamental Freedoms: Hong Kong's Article 23 Under Scrutiny, 189-216 (2005).

“The Montagnard Asylum Seekers:  The Importance of Protecting the Human Rights of Refugees” (2003) ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law 135-149.

The Right to Self-Determination: Recent Developments in International Law and their Relevance for the Tibetan People” (2003) 33 HKLJ 167-197.