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Data on Detention Workshop

How to obtain official data under the Code of Access to Information

“Immigration Detention and Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong” Research Methodology Sharing Series

This workshop explores how to obtain and incorporate hard-to-access official data into qualitative research on law, governance, and public policy in Hong Kong. We will discuss the landscape of open government data and our experience as researchers on the three-year RGC-funded project “Immigration Detention and Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong” in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

In this workshop, we will share our process in obtaining official data through access-to-information (ATI) requests via the Code on Access to Information (the Code), including specific examples of challenges we faced and how we navigated them.

The workshop will include a guided exercise and practical tips on requesting official information under the Code. For researchers interested in filing their own ATI requests, please feel free to bring your draft questions for discussion and feedback.

Relevant links:

The Code on Access to Information:

About the data page:

For more information about the research project, please visit the project website:

Project data page:

Date: 09 February 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 1500 – 1700
Location: 16/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, No. 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central
Language: English
Format: In-person (25 quota)

About the Speaker:

Chloe Fung is a researcher on the “Immigration Detention and Vulnerable Migrants in Hong Kong” project at the Faculty of Law in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has particular interest in open data, and data analysis and visualisation to advance rights protection and transparency.

Chloe Fung, CUHK Law
Date & Time
9 February 2023, 3-5pm
16/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central, Hong Kong