The research team will publish research briefs, academic articles, and media pieces, and integrate them into advocacy and educational activities.

Media publications

The Diplomat
Dec 30, 2021

Bio-tracked, Mistreated, Hog-tied: Immigration Detention in East Asia in 2021

A review of immigration detention in Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea in 2021 shows that the disturbing mix of opaque and easily-imposed detention, detainee vulnerability, and public apathy can have serious, and sometimes fatal, consequences. Read more

South China Morning Post
May 16, 2021

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

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. Read more; See our sources

Border Criminologies (University of Oxford)
April 26, 2021

Overused, Underexamined? Immigration Detention in Hong Kong

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

The Diplomat
Feb 18, 2021

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

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

International Detention Coalition
Oct 29, 2020

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

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. More information here

Recording of the webinar
Event poster

Academic conferences

A Hub that can never be a Home: Low-income Migrants and Crimmigration in Hong Kong, presented at Global Borderlands: Getting to the Core of Crimmigration (online)
Sept 16-18, 2021

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