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Rights Talks

The Centre holds regular events for members of the Law Faculty, the University of Hong Kong, and the broader Hong Kong community. These include a regular Rights Talk series, conferences, seminars, public lectures, training sessions and workshops.

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2014

12 May Singapore's Gay Rights Movement: Past Present & Future

 

2013

Date Description
24 January Human Rights Scrutiny by Parliamentary Committees - The Experience in Australia
7 December Recent Developments with the Immunities of International Organisations before National Courts
21 November Restoration of Property Rights after War
11 November Sustainable Development & Human Rights: Perceptions for Global Vulnerability
22 October Why Hong Kong needs more Public Interest Lawyersers
17 October LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law
7 August Equal Protection and Singapore's First Constitutional Challenge to the Criminalization of Male Heterosexual Conductuct
20 June Comparative Regional Models of Human Rights Protection: Asia as the Great Absentee
15 May Legal Represetnation for Asylum Seekers: Ensuring "High Standards of Fairness" and Respect for the Rule of Law in Hong Kong
19 April Implementing the Right to Development in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis: Challenges and Prospects
10 April YOUR Opportunity to Engage in International Law: Law Firms, Law Students and the Value of Pro-Bono Work
8 April Rarely a Plea, Never a Bargain: Plea Bargains before the ICTY and Reconciliation in the Former Yugoslavia
14 March The Crime of Aggression & Humanitarian Intervention: A Shield for the Knights of Humanity?
30 January Civic Education during Martial Law in the Philippines and Beyond
18 January Human Rights and Language Rights: Why they Matter

 

2012

Date Description
17 December Children's Rights: Why Hong Kong Needs a Children's Commission Now
5 December Empowering Civil Society to use International Human Rights Mechanisms for Effective Lobbying and Advocacy: Lessons Learnt from Spain before the CESCR in times of Crisis
29 November Institutions Intertwined:
Evolving a Regional Human Rights Mechanism for East Asia
18 October Law Students and the Value of Pro-bono Work: The HKU-HKRAC Clinical Legal Education Programme
12 October International Criminal Law in Practice: The Challenges of Prosecuting and Defending Mass Atrocities
27 March Current developments, challenges and opportunities for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong
30 January Holning Lau
Marriage Equality in the United States

 

2011

Date Description
8 November Malcolm Luey
Constitutional Dialogue Between the New Zealand Courts and Parliament - Has our 'Rule of Law' story changed forever, or is this just growing pains?
1 November Joey Lee
Online Freedoms and the Information and Communications Technology Sector: A Human Rights Advocacy Perspective
24 October Carole Petersen
Disability is Political: Implications of China's Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
PowerPoints
23 May Guo Zhiyuan
Rights Protection for Mentally Disabled Defendants in the Criminal Process of Mainland China: International Standards and Procedural Safeguards
25 March Mu Sochua
Building a Women't Movement to Defend Human Rights
  Elizabeth Wong
Young Women's Participation in Politics & Decision Making
15 March Jacqueline Bhabha
David and Goliath: Children's Unequal Battle for Refugee Protection
10 March Brian Barbour
Law Firms, Law Students and Pro Bono and Clinical Work
4 March Anton Camen
Improving Respect for Humanitarian Law
1 February Govinda Sharma "Bandi"
Nepal's Journey to Address Past Human Rights Violations

 

2010

Date Description
25 November Dr. Prof. Mark A. Zoeller
Positive Obligations and the Right to life According to Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights
15 November Robyn Emerton
Transsexual People’s Right to Marry: The Case of “W” v Registrar of Marriages
28 October Laurent Meillan
The UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights: Mandate and Activities
23 April Brian Barbour and Lindsay Ernst: HKRAC
Information Session: Clinical Legal Education
with the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre

22 April Aung Htoo
The Issue of Impunity in Burma: Forgotten People in Asia who
Deserve to be Protected by International Human Rights Laws

 

2009

Date Description
18 November Elisabeth Bjornstol
Norwegian Human Rights Programmes in China

12 November Professor Roda Mushkat
Towards Environmental Human Rights: Modern
Normative Theories Meet Chinese Realities

30 October Professor David Kinley
Civilising Globalisation: Human Rights and the Global Economy
27 October Alan Schiffman and Brian Barbour
Engaging in International Refugee Law: Law Firms and the Value of Pro Bono Work
9 October Professor Yash Ghai
Harmonising Rights
23 September Dan Zhou
The Emerging Gay Rights Activism in Mainland China
22 September Reidar Hjermann
A Children's Commission for Hong Kong - Lessons from Norway

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