The Inaugural Pan-Asia International Human Rights Moot Competition (PANAHRM) (28 - 30 June 2017) The CCPL is a co-organiser and host of PANAHRM which is the first ever mooting competition focusing on the particular human rights issues, emerging norms and jurisprudence in the Asia-Pacific region and presenting exciting possibilities for developing a discourse on Asian Human Rights jurisprudence in some of the critical human rights issues affecting 21st Century Asia. Click here for more information.

Student Scholarship Blog has been launched to showcase legal knowledge and develop a searchable index of selected outstanding research papers of HKU students on issues of law, politics, social sciences, medical ethics and other interdisciplinary scholarship.

Call for Applications : The Faculty of Law welcomes 2015-2016 LLM (HR) graduates to apply for a 3-month internship position at the European Court of Human Rights. Closing date is 17th November 2016. Download more information here.

CCPL Hackathon: The CCPL is running a Hackathon from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. Download more information here.

Call for Applications: The CCPL is recruiting students for its summer programme of the Clinical Legal Education (Refugee Stream). This course must be taken for credit. Download the form here.

Call for Applications: The CCPL is recruiting for the Position of
Research Assistant (Technical Editor / Website Designer) for the CCPL Student Scholarship Blog
. Closing date is 15th April. Click here for further information.

Launch of the Second Edition of the Hong Kong Basic Law Bibliography Associate Dean (Research) Simon NM Young and Dr. Po Jen Yap launch their second edition of the Hong Kong Basic Law Bibliography. The first edition is now available for free download. For more information, click here.

CCPL Director Puja Kapai interviewed for Hong Kong Free Press on deregulating Birth Control in Hong Kong CCPL Director Puja Kapai stated that “For reasons of culture, age or other factors, those who find themselves in this position [in need of the morning-after pill] may be unable to or reluctant to seek the necessary and timely assistance and these barriers exacerbate the health implications, particularly for teenage girls and others who find themselves in this situation.” Click here to read the full article.

Dr. Elgebeily: 'A legal analysis of UN Security Council resolution 2249' CCPL ARO Dr. Sherif Elgebeily writes for the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law blog about how resolution 2249 is a marked shift for the UN Security Council in its decisions. Click here to read his post.

CCPL Director Puja Kapai invited to discuss Status of Hong Kong's Ethnic Minorities with Consul Generals CCPL Director Puja Kapai was invited on 18 January 2016 to share her work and views at a Consul General Roundtable organised by The Zubin Foundation to discuss the status of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. British Consul General Caroline Wilson hosted the roundtable at her residence, inviting Consul Generals and their colleagues from Great Britain, Pakistan, India and Philippines. Click here for further details.

Dr. Elgebeily: 'Why the UN isn't winning it's battle against sexual abuse by its peacekeepers" CCPL ARO Dr. Sherif Elgebeily writes for The Conversation on the reasons why allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse continue to blight UN peackeeping missions.

Puja Kapai: “In recent years, we became aware of a couple of inappropriate orientation activities that were highly sexualised" CCPL Director Puja Kapai was interviewed for a Hong Kong Free Press article focusing on the subject of sexual harassment in Hong Kong universities

Dr. Elgebeily: "UN condemnation of North Korea's nuclear test smacks of double standards" CCPL ARO Dr Sherif Elgebeily writes in the South China Morning Post on the UN response to nuclear proliferation in The Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The 'Human Rights in Practice' (HRP) course at HKU is collaborating with Mother's Choice on a unique project in bringing students the opportunity to assist the NGO to undertake legal research into issues surrounding child adoption, foster care, and children in need of care in Hong Kong and other places. Click here for more information.

Submission to the Legislative Council Social Welfare Panel's Subcommittee on Strategy and Measures to Combat Domestic and Sexual Violence
On 2nd October, 2015, CCPL Director Puja Kapai, submitted to the HKSAR Legislative Council a paper entitled 'Is Equal Protection a Reality for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in Hong Kong? HKU Empirical Study Reveals Institutional Incompetence of Frontline Responders'. In it, she summarises the key findings of her empirical study on frontline responses to domestic violence amongst Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong and presents recommendations for government.

Dr Elgebeily: A 'Royal Rumble' in Syria means yet more chaos for civilians
CCPL ARO, Dr Sherif Elgebeily writes in 'The Conversation' that Russia has different goals in Syria to the US and its allies, and that as ISIS weakens this will become more apparent. Read the full article here.

Submission for Public Consultation on the Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance Guide
On behalf of the CCPL, Deputy Director Ms. Farzana Aslam submitted on 29th September a submission commenting on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx) Consultation Paper on the Review of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide. The full submission can be downloaded here.

Delivering on the Promise of Equal Protection under the Law: Understanding the Experiences and Help-seeking Behaviours of Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
On 3rd October, CCPL Director Ms.Puja Kapai launched the findings of her comparative empirical study into help-seeking behaviours of ethnic minority and immigrant women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. An infographic of her findings and recommendations can be downloaded here.

The Status of Ethnic Minorities Report
CCPL Director Ms.Puja Kapai authored and launched a Report, copy edited by ARO Dr Sherif Elgebeily, on the Status of Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong 1997 - 2014. The full report can be downloaded here.

Dr. Elgebeily: "To stem the flood of refugees, UN must work harder at ending wars and conflict"
ARO Dr Sherif Elgebeily writes in the South China Morning Post on the UN Security Council's Role in the Current Refugee Crisis

A Comparative Study on Children's Rights Education: Implications for Policy Reform in Hong Kong
CCPL Director Ms. Puja Kapai, Professor John Bacon-Shone, Ms. Annelotte Walsh and Ms. Fay Wong publish their research findings from a study commissioned by the Hong Kong Committee for  UNICEF on Children's Rights Education, funded by the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF and the University of Hong Kong’s Small Project Funding Scheme.







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Book Talk: Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments (Oxford University Press, 2017)

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3rd July 2017, 12:00-13:00


The Panoply of Challenges Facing Modern Identification Evidence and the Evidentiary Reliability of Coincidental Forensics

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21st June 2017, 13:00-14:30


Promoting Human Rights in a Changing World: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities

Mr. Michel Forst
31st May 2017, 12:30-14:00


National Sovereignty in times of crisis: Borderless Europe and its Discontents, and 'One Country Two Systems' in China
25th May 2017, 16:00-18:00


Religion, Dress-Codes and Cultural Sensitivities

Professor Lech Garlicki
12th April 2017, 18:00-19:30


National Intellectual Property Rights in a Global Economy

Justice Simon Thorley QC
11th April 2017, 12:30-14:00


Judging, Diversity and Sensitivity in Family Law - One Judge's Views

The Honourable Justice R. James Williams
7th April 2017, 18:00-19:30


Case Management and Family Law

The Honourable Justice R. James Williams
30th March 2017, 18:00-19:30


Asian Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective

Professor HP Lee
28th March 2017, 17:30-18:30


Cheese, Chocolate and Arbitration: Does Swiss Arbitration Need Sweet Change?

Mr. Leo Reber
27th March 2017, 12:30-14:00


The State of Access to Justice in the US Today

Professor Matthew Diller
17th March 2017, 12:30-13:30


Why the Kim Jong-nam assassination raises the need for a human trafficking framework

Felicity Gerry QC
15th March 2017, 18:30-20:00


The Age of Uninnocence: Technology, Sexual Violence and Criminal Law

Professor Carissima Mathen
14th March 2017, 13:00-14:00


The Child Protection Conference
10th - 11th March 2017, 09:00-17:30


Rethinking the Relationship between Criminal Law and Markets

Professor Lindsay Farmer
9th March 2017, 12:30-14:00


Engaged Buddhism – Buddhist's participation in politics and civic movement
7th March 2017, 19:30-21:30


Stolen Goods, Forgeries and Loot: Intersections of Art, Law and Crime
6th - 7th March 2017, 10:00-17:30


"Refugee Crisis" in Germany and Subsistence Minimum of Asylum Seekers?

Professor Ulrike Davy
27th February 2017, 18:00-19:30


Dirty Money, Civil Forfeiture, and Evidential Shortcuts – practitioner experiences of non-conviction based proceeds of crime powers in Ireland

Dr. Colin King
27th February 2017, 13:00-14:30


Is the European Social Union Crumbling?

Speaker: Professor Ulrike Davy
Discussant: Professor Lech Garlicki
23rd February 2017, 13:00 - 14:15


The Rule of Law and Democracy: What's the Connection?

Professor Hoi Kong
20th February 2017, 13:00 - 14:30


Rethinking the Requirement of Military Necessity: Can the Principle Adequately Restrain Violence in Contemporary Armed Conflict?

Mr. Kosuke Onishi
14th February 2017, 12:30 - 14:00


Fragile Democracies

Professor Sam Issacharoff
9th February 2017, 17:30 - 18:30


The New LLM in Global Legal Practice at Keio Law School

Dean Naoya Katayama & Professor Naoki Kanayama
25th January 2017, 12:30 - 14:00


Examing Art Fraud

Professor Duncan Chappell & Professor Kenneth Polk
24th January 2017, 13:00 - 14:30


Invisible Shackles: An in-depth look at the development of human trafficking/forced labour law in Hong Kong

Ms. Patricia Ho
23rd January 2017, 12:30 - 14:00


Exploring Ways to Gender Equality in Hong Kong International Forum: Gender Mainstreaming • Unpaid Care

13th-14th January 2017
Day 1 09:30-18:00; Day 2 10:00-16:00

European Labyrinth: How the EU Works and How to Work with Europe

Dr. Adam Steinhouse

12th January 2017, 18:30 - 20:00


Act Locally, Think Globally: New Perspectives on Creating Cultures of Sexual Respect on Campus

Professor Diane Rosenfeld

12th January 2017, 17:30 - 19:30


Screening of “The Hunting Ground”

11th January 2017, 17:30 - 19:30

Interfaith Roundtable: Strategies to effectively support ethnic minority women experiencing gender based violence in Hong Kong

5th January 2017, 14:00 - 17:00


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