The Centre for Rights and Justice (CRJ) was established in December 2010 to bring together and deepen the Faculty’s research and teaching on rights and justice.

The Centre has the following areas of focus: comparative constitutional law; criminal justice; environmental law; gender and the law; international human rights law; refugee law; and transitional justice. In light of its geographic position, CRJ addresses issues arising in its focus areas as they affect Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as other jurisdictions at the global level. An engagement with access to justice and advocacy also runs through our research in different areas.

The Centre’s core staff comprises eight professorial members, along with two administrative staff. It has a joint Directorship of Michael Ramsden, as Director, and Luke Marsh and Mimi Zou as Associate Directors covering the Centre’s Social Justice and China programmes, respectively, and an Executive Committee drawn from within the Faculty. The CRJ also regularly hosts Visiting Scholars from mainland China and many other jurisdictions.