As part of the project, the research team will publish research briefs, academic articles, and media pieces, and integrate them into advocacy and educational activities.

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Hong Kong immigration bill: baseless rhetoric on refugees only hurts the most vulnerable

South China Morning Post
May 16, 2021

Particularly since 2016, refugees have been scapegoated and detained to suit the political platforms of certain lawmakers. Rhetoric that has no basis in data translates into very real consequences for vulnerable migrants in our city, and it is refugees who pay the price. Read more; See our sources

Overused, Underexamined? Immigration Detention in Hong Kong

Border Criminologies (University of Oxford)
April 26, 2021

Our early findings indicate that many immigration detainees in Hong Kong are low-income migrant workers and non-refoulement claimants. The legal framework is designed in ways that renders these groups more susceptible to detention. Read more

Hostile Harbor: Proposed Legal Reform Bodes Ill for Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong

The Diplomat
February 18, 2021

If it passes, the bill will make an asylum system that is already harsh even less hospitable toward people fleeing persecution in their home countries. Read more

Covid-19 Impacts on Immigration Detention: Global Responses (p21-23)

International Detention Coalition
October 29, 2020

In this article, we discuss the Hong Kong S.A.R. government’s COVID-19 response in relation to irregular migrants and asylum seekers. Read more


Refugee Protection in Hong Kong Today

CUHK Library Webinar
March 31, 2021

The talk was co-hosted with The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library as part of a series of events organized by the exhibition Nàng Tự Do, an exhibition of artwork produced in the detention camps during the arrivals of the Vietnamese refugees. Watch the recording here

Research briefs

To be published soon