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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Employer's Duty of Care for Employees Working Overseas

Farzana Aslam; Peter Messervy; David Ralph

24th May 2016, 12:30 - 14:00

White Paper on Employer's Duty of Care for Employees Working Overseas


Enforcing Political Accountability for Decisional Independence on Appointed Judges

23rd May 2016, 12:30 - 14:00



Transparency, the sine qua non of institutional accountability

Dr. Peter Jordan

18th May 2016, 13:00 - 14:30


Briefing to the Legal Community-Justice Centre Report on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

5th May 2016, 13:00 - 14:00



A Critique of Ancient Indigenous Human Remains in International Law

Dr. Fiona Batt

28th April 2016, 13:00 - 14:30



Judge Allyson K. Duncan

Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

28th April 2016, 15:30 - 16:30

28th April 2016, 18:30 - 19:45


African Constitutions: State, Society and Economy

Emeritus Professor Yash Ghai and Former Senior Lecturer Jill Cottrell

26th April 2016, 13:00 - 14:30



University Governance, Academic Freedom, and the Need for Negotiated Reforms

Professor Carole Petersen

19th April 2016, 12:30 - 14:00



Gender Equality in Higher Education: An Elusive Goal?

Professor Carole Petersen

18th April 2016, 17:30 - 19:00


CCPL Spring Platform:

Twenty Years After the Beijing Platform: the Hong Kong Journey and the Road Ahead

16th April 2016, 09:30 - 13:30



A Dialogue on the Future of One Country Two Systems

Albert Chen, Benny Tai, Brian Fong

14th April 2016, 18:00 - 19:30



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Freedom of Expression for Those Who Wish to Destroy Freedoms for Others

Lord David Pannick QC

12th April 2016, 18:00 - 19:30



Status Quo Post Bellum and the Legal Resolution of the Territorial Dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands

Ms. Melissa Loja

8th April 2016, 12:30 - 14:00



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