Centre for Rights and Justice (CRJ)
The Centre for Rights and Justice (CRJ) was established in December 2010 to bring together and deepen the Faculty's research, teaching and advocacy on rights and justice, broadly defined. Members of the Centre work in the areas of constitutional, administrative, criminal and international law. At present, the Centre has the following areas of focus: comparative conceptions of rights, justice and injustice; security and terrror; transitional justice; criminal justice and environmental issues in China. An engagement with access to justice, human rights and gender runs through our research in different thematic areas.
CRJ aims to reach out to scholars and students of law as well as to legal practitioners, judges, legislators and civil society groups, and to stimulate thinking about rights and justice. It is in the process of developing strong links with academic institutions in different parts of the world.
CRJ’s executive committee includes its Director Professor Eva Pils and Professors Amy Barrow, Eric Ip, Nina Jorgensen, Luke Marsh and Flora Sapio. Alainna Wrigley is a Research Associate at CRJ. Karrie Li works with CRJ as an Executive Officer, and Scarlett Leung as General Clerk.
CRJ is very fortunate to be supported by an Advisory Board, which includes: Professor Christine Chinkin (London School of Economics), Professor Martin Flaherty (Fordham University, New York), Professor Claudio Grossmann (American University, Washington DC), The Hon Mr. Justice Michael J. Hartmann (Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court of Hong Kong and Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal), and Professor Cora Hoexter (University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), Professor Swati Jhaveri (National University of Singapore), Professor Abdul Paliwala (Warwick University, UK), and Professor Cheryl Saunders (University of Melbourne, Australia).