Human Rights Law and Policy Forum


Professor Zhu Guobin

  • “The Right to Minority Language Instruction in Schools: Negotiating Competing Claims in Multinational China”, a lead article in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 36 No. 3, 2014, pp. 692-721. A SSCI journal
  • “Weak Courts, Weak Rights – Assessing the Realization of Constitutional Rights in the PRC Courts”, in Hong Kong Law Journal, [HKLJ Vol 43 Part 2 (2013)], pp.713-743. A SSCI journal.
  • “Prosecuting ‘Evil Cults’: A Critical Examination of Law regarding Freedom of Religious Belief in Mainland China”, a lead article in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 32 No. 3, 2010, pp. 471-501. A SSCI journal.
  • “Regulating Police Power to Protect Human Rights – A Comment on the Rules Governing Procedures for Handling Administrative Cases by Public Security Organs” (bilingual in English and Chinese), in China Law, No 1 (2005),pp. 34-36, 98-102. 
  • “Human Rights Protection and Safeguarding National Security are not Mutually Exclusive” (in Chinese),in Bauhinia Monthly, No. 1 (2003), pp. 7-8. 
  • Regional Minority Autonomy in the PRC: A Preliminary Appraisal from A Historic Perspective”, co-authored with Yu Lingyun, in International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2000), pp. 39-57, The Hagues. An ARC journal.
  • “Research on Human Rights in China: A General Survey and Annotated Bibliography of Selected Chinese-Language Publications”, in China Law Reporter, Vol. 8, No. 3-4 (1999), pp. 157-185, Washington. 
  • “Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward? - A Critical Review of Electoral Law and Political Participation in China”, in Yearbook Law & Legal Practice in East Asia, Vol. 4 (1999), Kluwer Law International, The Hague/London/Boston, pp. 43-70.

Dr Surya Deva

  • With David Bilchitz (eds.), Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights: Context and Contours (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • As editor, Socio-Economic Rights in Emerging Free Markets: Comparative Insights from India and China (London: Routledge, 2015).
  • With David Bilchitz (eds.),  Human Rights Obligations of Business: Beyond the Corporate Responsibility to Respect? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. xxv + 424.
  • Regulating Corporate Human Rights Violations: Humanizing Business (London/New York: Routledge, 2012), pp. xxi + 269. Paperback edition published in July 2013.
  • ‘Multinationals, Human Rights and International Law: Time to Move beyond the ‘State-Centric’ Conception?’ in Jernej Letnar Černič and Tara Van Ho (eds.), Human Rights and Business: Direct Corporate Accountability for Human Rights (The Hague: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2015), pp. 27-49.
  • "Global Compact: A Critique of UN’s "Public-Private" Partnership for Promoting Corporate Citizenship" (2006) 34 Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce, pp. 107-151.
  • 'Human Rights Realisation in an Era of Globalisation: The Indian Experience' (2006) 12 Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, pp. 93-138.
  • 'Acting Extraterritorially to Tame Multinational Corporations for Human Rights Violations: Who Should Bell the Cat?' (2004) 5 Melbourne Journal of International Law, pp. 37-65.
  • 'UN’s Human Rights Norms for Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises: An Imperfect Step in the Right Direction?' (2004) 10 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law, pp. 493-523.

Dr Mark Kielsgard

  • “Stopping Terrorism at its Source: Conceptual Failures of a Deterrence-Based Counter-Terrorism Regime and Committing to a Preemptive Causal Model” Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Brooklyn Law School, co-authored by Tam Hey Juan Julian (forthcoming Spring 2018)
  •  “Responding to Modern Genocide: at the Confluence of Law and Politics” Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, September 2015 (hardback edition), released in paperback in 2017.
  • “Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights: Uneasy Marriage and Uncertain Future” The Journal Jurisprudence, Elias Clark Group, Melbourne, Australia, Vol. 18, December 2013.
  •  “Critiquing Cultural Relativism: A Fresh View from the New Haven School of Jurisprudence,” Cumberland Law Review, Samford University School of Law, lead article, Vol. 42, Issue 3, 2011-2012, winning article for the Myers S. McDouga lPrize 2013 from the Society of Policy Scientists.
  •  “Universalism and Human Rights in the 21st Century,” Asia Pacific Law Review, City University of Hong Kong School of Law, 19:2, November 2011. SSCI rated
  •  “Reluctant Engagement: U.S. Policy and the International Criminal Court,” Studies in Intercultural Human Rights collection, published by Martinus Nijhoff, Brill, 2010.
  • “A Human Rights Approach to Counter-Terrorism,” California Western International Law Journal,   California Western School of Law, lead article, Volume 36, Number 2, Spring 2006.
  • “Unocal and the Demise of Corporate Neutrality,” California Western International Law Journal, California Western School of Law, Volume 36, Number 1, Fall 2005. 

Dr Julia Tomassetti

  • Digital Platform Work as Interactive Service Work, Em. Rts. & Emp. Pol’y J. (forthcoming 2018) 
    From Hierarchies to Markets: FedEx Drivers and the Work Contract as Institutional Marker, 19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1083 (2015)
  • The Contracting/Producing Ambiguity and Collapse of the Means/Ends Distinction in Employment, 66 S.C. L. Rev. 315 (2014) (Reviewed in the Journal of Things We Like (Lots) (JOTWELL), Sept. 16, 2015,
  • Who is a Worker? Partisanship, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Social Content of Employment, 37 Law & Soc. Inquiry 815 (2012)

Dr Stephenson Chow

  • Chow et. al., ‘Commentary on Article 30 of the CRPD: Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure and Sport’ in I Bantekas, D Anastasiou and M Stein (eds), Commentary on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Oxford University Press, 2018) (pp.xx-xx) (forthcoming)
  • Chow, 'After Kong Yunming v Director of Social Welfare: The Status of Socio-Economic Rights in Hong Kong' (2018) Public Law Review 133-146 
  • Chow, Cultural Rights in International Law: Contemporary Issues and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (BRILL Publishers, 2018)  
  • Chow, ‘Reservations as Unilateral Acts? Examining the International Law Commission’s Approach to Reservations’ (2017) 66(2) ICLQ 335-365, DOI:
    • Awarded ICLQ 2017 Young Scholar Prize
  • Chow, ‘Has Intersectionality Reached its Limits? Intersectionality in the UN Human Rights Treaty Body Practice and the Issue of Ambivalence’ (2016) 16(3) Human Rights Law Review 453-481, DOI:
  • ‘Culture as Collective Memories: An Emerging Concept in International Law and Discourse on Cultural Rights’ (2014) 14(4) Human Rights Law Review 611-656, DOI:

Dr Noam Zamir

Dr Daniel Pascoe

  • ‘Three Coming Legal Challenges to Indonesia’s Death Penalty Regime’ (2015) 2(2) Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law 239 <>
  • ‘Justice for Serious Crimes Committed During 1999 in Timor-Leste: Where to From Here?’ (2008) East Timor Law Journal 1

Dr Wang Shucheng

  • Tripartite Freedom of Religion in China: An Illiberal Perspective,” Human Rights Quarterly, Vol.39, No.4, 2017, pp 783-810 (lead article)
  • “Judicial Approach to Human Rights in Transitional China,” in Zhao Yun and Michael Ng (eds.), Chinese Legal Reform and the Global Legal Order: Adoption and Adaption, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
  • “Brexit’s Challenge to Globalization and Implications for Asia: A Chinese Perspective,” Journal of East Asia and International Law, Vol.10, No.1, 2017, pp 47-64
  • Boundaries of the Investigative Power of the Legislative Council Under an Executive-Led Government in Hong Kong,” Statute Law Review, Vol.38, No.2, 2017, pp 182-195
  • Reconciling Hong Kong's Final Authority on Judicial Review with the Central Authorities in China: A Perspective from ‘One Country, Two Systems’,” Public Law Review, Vol.27, No.3, 2016, pp 218-231
    • Chinese version was published in Zhu Guobin ed., The Study of Political Structure of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [香港特區政治體制研究], City University of Hong Kong Press, 2017, pp 243-266 (translated by Dr. Wang Liwan from China University of Political Science and Law)
  • “Emergence of a Dual Constitution in Transitional China,” Hong Kong Law Journal, Vol.45, No.3, 2015, pp 819-850
    • Chinese version was published in China Law Review [中国法律评论], Vol.11, No.3, 2016, pp. 89-105 (translated by Dr. Xia Yinye from Tsinghua University)
    • Reprinted in Piélagus Journal with a Spanish introduction (a political science journal in Colombia), Vol.15, pp 155-177, 2016
  •  “Parliamentary Scrutiny over Subsidiary Legislation under an Executive-led Government in Hong Kong,” Statute Law Review, Vol.36, No.1, 2015, pp 111-122 (lead article)
  • “Constitutional Avoidance Doctrine Revisited,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol.212, No. 5, 2012, pp 20-38 (lead article, in Chinese)
  • “Implications of the Constitutional Republic at the Beginning of the Republic of China,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol.196, No.5, 2011, pp 164-180 (in Chinese)
    • Reprinted in Mo Jihong and Zhai Guoqiang (eds.) Constitutional Studies, Vol.13, Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2012, pp 239-267
  • “The Grounds for the Presumption of Constitutionality,” Chinese Journal of Law [法学研究], Vol.187, No.2, 2010, pp 23-35 (in Chinese)
    • Awarded the Excellent Research Paper Prize by China Law Society in 2010