Host Organisation: Child Poverty Action Group 2023

Jun Pang

Briefly explain your most recent educational background and any work (paid or voluntary) you were doing before you began your Fellowship?

I hold a BA in Human, Social, and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. I studied the GDL and LPC part time while working as a Research Fellow at the Global Detention Project and later as a Policy and Campaigns Officer at Liberty. At Liberty, I led campaigns to protect the right to protest and defend the UK’s human rights frameworks, building diverse coalitions in pursuit of legislative and policy change. I also worked across issues relating to migrants’ rights, data and policing, encryption, and the right to boycott.

Why did you want to apply for a Justice First Fellowship?

Having grown up and been active in social movements in Hong Kong, I know firsthand the importance of safeguarding our civil liberties. Working at Liberty further solidified my commitment to defending the principle of universality – the idea that either all of us have human rights, or none of us do. I applied to the Fellowship for the opportunity to learn how to use the law to achieve practical and systemic change. Training at CPAG will allow me to develop expertise in social and economic rights while also equipping me with the tools to support people in their fight to be treated with dignity and respect.

Complete the following sentence: ‘Outside of my legal interests, I enjoy…’

Knitting, swimming, and reading. In addition, I currently serve as a trustee for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, am active in various grassroots migrant justice and abolitionist campaigns, and often volunteer as a Legal Observer at protests.

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