Miriam Lo | Renaissance College
Having travelled and lived in cities other than Hong Kong, Miriam has witnessed the insidious effects of a multitude of human rights violations and recognises the significance of upholding the clauses presented in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She believes in education as a tool for empowerment and that everyone, regardless of their background, has the ability to elicit change.
As the Director-General, Miriam is in charge of overseeing all operations within the council and works closely with the Board and Executive Committee. Through leading Justice Leaders’ Council, she hopes to inspire youth to use their voices and start building the future they would want to live in. Aside from her leadership in Justice Leaders’ Council, she is also an advocate within her school community and is part of groups such as Student Council, Focus Group and Refugee Action Team.
Reese Wong | Sha Tin College
Reese is the Deputy Director General of External Affairs, responsible for overseeing all communication efforts and liaising with partner organizations on upcoming events and initiatives. His interests are diverse, ranging from philosophy, law, sociology, IR, politics, and psychology.
Outside of JLC, Reese is the chairperson of his school's Debating Society, Humanities and Social Sciences Council, and is the Director of an inter-school bilingual magazine. He is also serving as a treasurer on the Student Council, is a Board of Director on the ISSIA (Inter-School Social Issues Association) and has interned with NGO's such as Mind Hong Kong.
As an avid debater, public speaker and MUNer, Reese has long participated in simulated discussions regarding issues of human rights, but invariably these experiences are limited to the theoretical. Discourse is an irrefutable avenue for intellectual development, but true change lies in the effective application of the theoretical.
It is a topic of understated exigency: the issue of asylum seekers and refugees have long been overlooked in the bustle that is Hong Kong. Other than direct service e.g the Student Panel Series and the Educational Campaign, JLC provides the opportunity for students to engage with human rights advocacy and the legal sector - which, by extension, brings awareness to human rights issues in Hong Kong. This is a twofold success that extends beyond 'learning', actuating quantifiable social change. Reese looks forward to a fruitful year.
Samira Salwan| Discovery College
Samira has the pleasure of serving as the Justice Leaders' Council’s Deputy Director General of Internal Affairs. She hopes to provide direction and oversight to members of the Executive Committee to ensure the smooth running of the Justice Leaders' Council’s events and initiatives.
As a firm believer in the importance of student advocacy, Samira has always wanted to play an active role in its organization and mobilization. She hopes that leading the Justice Leaders’ Council will give her the opportunity to affect a meaningful change in order to support student asylum seekers.
Outside of her involvement with the Justice Leaders' Council, Samira is an avid MUNer and a STEM enthusiast. She hopes to pursue further education in math and economics.
Megan Chiu| Delia School of Canada
Reprising her position as Deputy Director General of Advocacy this year, Megan is extremely excited to work with a new team of talented individuals. Besides the direct service that JLC does (educational campaign and student panel series), she hopes to further advocate for refugees and raise awareness for human rights through her role of leading the research team. Having participated in the Young Advocates Programme at Justice Centre alongside the founders of JLC, she is especially looking forward to a fruitful second year of this student initiative. Outside of JLC, Megan is an avid reader, participates in several MUN conferences, practices several instruments, and dances competitively. To combine her passion for law and performance arts, she hopes to pursue a legal career in the entertainment industry.