The project began in July 2020 and will run through June 2023. This will be the first detailed study of immigration detention in Hong Kong, and will add significantly to comparative analysis of immigration detention in East Asia.
The team, Prof. Surabhi Chopra, Raquel Amador and Chloe Fung from the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, examines the functioning and effects of immigration detention law, policy and practice, with a focus on survivors of torture, victims of human trafficking, and low-income migrant workers.
Based upon their findings, they develop actionable, evidence-based guidelines for improving the system.
This project is funded by the Research Impact Fund of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which operates under the University Grants Committee (UGC).
For more information, see Immigration Detention in Hong Kong.
Editorial of the special section of the International Journal of Drug Policy, by our Centre Director Professor Karen Joe Laidler.
The Asian region is marked by a high number of killings that are carried out in the name of the war on drugs. Several countries retain the death penalty for drug offences, and there are also numerous extra-judicial killings of people who use drugs, especially in the Philippines. This special section of the International Journal of Drug Policy will build on work presented at the first Asian regional meeting of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, where several papers on such killings were presented.
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Dr. Trent Bax from Ewha Womans University, South Korea, is conducting an ongoing research on the life course of methamphetamine users in New Zealand. This project is presented in the format of a ’12-episode meth drama series’ on the project website.
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Congratulations to Dr. Michael Adorjan for his new research notes on Hong Kong migrant sex workers, published in Asian Journal of Criminology.