Events

The Centre holds regular events for members of the Law Faculty, the University of Hong Kong, and the broader Hong Kong community.

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2017

Date Description
15 December Constitutional Remedies in Asia
13 December Freedom of Expression, Non-discrimination, and the International Regulation of Hate Speech
12 December Statutory (and Constitutional) Interpretation and the Separation of Powers (Paper)
6 December How Do You Rebuild Northern Uganda After the Civil War?
4 December China's National Security: Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law?
29 November Book Launch: Courts and Democracies in Asia
3 November Canada's Laws on Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime (Video)
30 October Oath-Taking, Dissent, and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong
26 October Transnational Civil Litigation in HK: Seeking Remedies for Migrant Domestic Workers
23 October Book Talk: Does proportionality analysis promote judicial activism? (Video)
16, 17, and 19 October Public Law Lecture Series (Video of Day 1 - Freedom of Expression) (Video of Day 2 - Right to Equality & Non-Discrimination) (Video of Day 3 - Right to Property)
23 September Forum: Gender Recognition Legislation in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Challenges (Video of Keynote & Panel 1)(Video of Panel 2)(Video of Panel 3)
20 September The New Dominion Constitutional Framework: Lessons from Pakistan & Uncertain Sovereignty: Ceylon as a Dominion (1948-72) (Video)
13 September Judges, Access to Justice, the Rule of Law and the Court of Final Appeal under "One Country Two Systems" (Video)
11 September National Boundary and Maritime Defense Line West of the Chogyo/Tiuyu Islands (釣魚) for Min & Shin (Mdr. Ming & Qing) Empires 借問國疆何處有,牧童遙指釣臺西
8 September Brexit through the Lenses of Empire: Reflections on Franchise and Citizenship & The UK Supreme Court, the Constitution and Brexit (Video)
28 August Some Thoughts on International Arbitration in Japan and Elsewhere (Video)
17 July The Hochelaga Lectures 2017: Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims over Tobacco Packaging Regulation: Running out of Puff? (Video)(Materials)
3 July Book Talk: Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments (Oxford University Press, 2017) (Video)(Materials)
28-30 June Inaugural Pan-Asia International Human Rights Moot Competition (PANAHRM)
21 June The Panoply of Challenges Facing Modern Identification Evidence and the Evidentiary Reliability of Coincidental Forensics
11 - 12 June Book Conference on "Constitutionalism in Context"
31 May Promoting Human Rights in a Changing World: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities (Video)
25 May National Sovereignty in times of crisis: Borderless Europe and its Discontents, and 'One Country Two Systems' in China
12 April Religion, Dress-Codes and Cultural Sensitivities (Video)
11 April National Intellectual Property Rights in a Global Economy
(Video)(Materials)
7 April Judging, Diversity and Sensitivity in Family Law - One Judge's Views (Video)
30 March Case Management and Family Law (Video)
28 March Asian Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective (Video)
27 March Cheese, Chocolate and Arbitration: Does Swiss Arbitration Need Sweet Change?
17 March The State of Access to Justice in the US Today
15 March Why the Kim Jong-nam assassination raises the need for a human trafficking framework
14 March The Age of Uninnocence: Technology, Sexual Violence and Criminal Law
10 - 11 March Child Protection Conference (Video)
9 March Rethinking the Relationship between Criminal Law and Markets
7 March Engaged Buddhism – Buddhist's participation in politics and civic movement (Video)
6 - 7 March Stolen Goods, Forgeries and Loot: Intersections of Art, Law and Crime (Programme)
27 February "Refugee Crisis" in Germany and Subsistence Minimum of Asylum Seekers? (Materials)
27 February Dirty Money, Civil Forfeiture, and Evidential Shortcuts – practitioner experiences of non-conviction based proceeds of crime powers in Ireland
23 February Is the European Social Union Crumbling? (Materials)
20 February The Rule of Law and Democracy: What's the Connection? (Video)
14 February Rethinking the Requirement of Military Necessity: Can the Principle Adequately Restrain Violence in Contemporary Armed Conflict? (Materials)(Video)
9 February Fragile Democracies
25 January The New LLM in Global Legal Practice at Keio Law School
24 January Examing Art Fraud (Paper)
23 January Invisible Shackles: An in-depth look at the development of human trafficking/forced labour law in Hong Kong (Video)
13-14 January Exploring Ways to Gender Equality in Hong Kong International Forum: Gender Mainstreaming • Unpaid Care (Programme)(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)(Video of Part 3)(Video of Part 4)(Video of Part 5)(Video of Part 6)(Video of Part 7)
12 January European Labyrinth: How the EU Works and How to Work with Europe
12 January Act Locally, Think Globally: New Perspectives on Creating Cultures of Sexual Respect on Campus
11 January Screening of "The Hunting Ground"
5 January Interfaith Roundtable: Strategies to effectively support ethnic minority women experiencing gender based violence in Hong Kong

 

2016

Date Description
17 December Do Hong Kong People Treasure Rights? (Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)
9 December Constitutional Dialogue Conference
8 December The Judiciary and the Legal Academy (Video)
26 November Do Hong Kong People Support Checks and Balances? (Video)
24 November Immigration Detention & Accelerated Refugee Determination Procedures: The UK Experience
19 November Democratic Values, Legal Culture and the Rule of Law (Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)
18 - 19 November Senior Executive Programme - Everything You Need To Know About Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) (Programme)
15 November Secession from the European Union and Private International Law
12 November Do Hong Kong People Trust Our Officials?
11 November Life in the UK Supreme Court
8 November Global Constitutionalism - A Critical View (Video)
5 November Do Hong Kong People Trust Our Courts? (Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)(Manuscript)
31 October Freedom, Civil Society and the State (Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)
22 October Do Hong Kong People Obey Law? (Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)
20 October Values in Law: How Principles, Norms and Ideals Influence and Shape the Rules and Conduct of Law (Video)
17- 20 October HKU Media Law and Policy Workshop 2016
17 October Breaking the Link with Strasbourg? From the Human Rights Act towards a UK Bill of Rights (Paper)
8 October Do Hong Kong People Embrace Democratic Values? (Video of Panel 1)(Video of Panel 2)(Slides and Speech)
4 October Harassment, Nuisance and (Un)Neighbourly Disputes – A New Neighbour Principle? Recent Statutory Reforms in Singapore (Summary)
3 October Practicing Criminal Law in the Canadan Arctic (Video)
23 September Gender Gap in Examination Results and Beyond: Why? (Video)
15 September The Will of the People and the Formation of International Law: Who Forges the Law of Nations?
14 September Cutting Edge Issues in US Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Protections Against Unlawful Searches
14 September Thinking about Evidence and Proof (Video)
2 September Democracy, Autonomy and “One Country, Two Systems”: Where is Hong Kong Heading? (Video)
2 September Is There a Rule of Law Crisis in Europe? (Summary and Video)
31 August Legal Quagmire: Who is in Violation of the Law – Independence Advocates or Those who seek to have Them Barred from Standing for Election? (Video)
30 August "Article 23 Legislation: Concerns and Imperatives 13 Years On" Roundtable (Proceedings, Video, and Submissions)
19 July Harmonization and Modernization of Transnational Commercial Law: An Assessment (Video)
23 June She Objects: A Film Screening and Discussion
8 June The UK Referendum on EU membership: Legal and Political Perspectives (Video)
7 June The Right to a Fair Trial: Safeguarding Equality of Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault through Enhancing Protective Measures to Address Common Barriers in Court (Handouts)
30 May Dialogue on A Theory of Discrimination (Video)
24 May Employer's Duty of Care for Employees Working Overseas (Paper)
23 May Enforcing Political Accountability for Decisional Independence on Appointed Judges (Video)
18 May Transparency, the sine qua non of institutional accountability (Video)
5 May Briefing to the Legal Community - Justice Centre Report on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking (Video)
4 May A Critique of Ancient Indigenous Human Remains in International Law (Video)
28 April Gender Inclusivity on the Bench: Implications for the Rule of Law
28 April The Heart of Legal Education Today: Experiential Learning and the US Journey
26 April African Constitutions: State, Society and Economy (Video)
19 April University Governance, Academic Freedom, and the Need for Negotiated Reforms (Video)
18 April Gender Equality in Higher Education: An Elusive Goal?
16 April Twenty Years After the Beijing Platform: the Hong Kong Journey and the Road Ahead
Panel 1, Part 1
Panel 1, Part 2
Panel 1, Part 3
Panel 1, Response 1
Panel 1, Response 2
Screening Panel
Screening Response 1
Screening Response 2
Screening Response 3
14 April A Dialogue on the Future of One Country Two Systems (Video)
12 April Freedom of Expression for Those Who Wish to Destroy Freedoms for Others (Video)
8 April Status Quo Post Bellum and the Legal Resolution of the Territorial Dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (Video)
29 March Multiple Doctrines of Legitimate Expectations (Video)
23 March The Art of Being a Judge (Summary and Video)
22 March Launch of CCPL's Hong Kong Hidden Stories: I'm Hong Kong Too (Summary and Video)
22 March Public Health Promotion as a Challenge to Personal Autonomy (Video)
21 March The Promise of a 'Negative Voting' System for Hong Kong elections (Video)
17 March The Politicization of Human Rights (Video)
14 March Equality and the Law: A Canadian Journey (Summary and Video)
9 March Access to Justice in Small States: Reflections on Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Legal Empowerment (Summary)
8 March The 2015 Japanese Security Legislation and Its Implications (Video)
3 March An Introduction to Negotiation Theory (Summary and Video)
1 March Engendering a Culture of Prevention on Campuses: the Bystander Intervention Model (Summary and Video)
1 March The Use of Principled Negotiation in the Settlement of Disputes (Summary and Video)
26 February A Dialogue on the Future of Hong Kong's Rule of Law (Video)
26 February The Global Regulatory Challenge to Foreign Funding of NGOs: Asphyxia or Opportunity?
24 February Journey of a Pro Bono Lawyer (Video)
18 February A Transition Foretold: Why a regime change in China could happen before 2030
3 February Appointment ad personam, confidentiality and secret operation of statutory bodies – the Antiquities Advisory Board as example? (Summary and Video)
2 February Reading Law: Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A Garner (Summary)
15 January Do we need a new United Nations treaty on violence against women? (Video)
12 January A Dialogue on the Future of Hong Kong's Democracy (Video)

2015

Date Description
11 December 'Receptivity and Responsibility: Are Mainstream Schools Prepared for Hong Kong's Ethnic Minority Students?' (Video)
10 December Lessons from Gay and Lesbian Activism in Asia: The Importance of Context, Pivotal Incidents & Connection to a Larger Vision (Video)
8 December Constitutional Archetypes (Video)
18 November A United Nations Convention on the Rights of Older Persons: Do We Really Need One and What Could it Achieve? (Handout and Video)
12 November The Hochelaga Lectures 2015: The Judiciary's Role in Safeguarding the Well-being of the Child (Summary and Video)
9 November The Right to Vote and Restrictions on Eligibility: A Critical Assessment of the Jurisprudence of the ECtHR (Slides & Video)
6 November Previewing the Legal Issues in the Paris Climate Change Conference (Video)
2 November "Yorking Pantagruel": Imposing a Rule of Law Framework for the UN Security Council (Video)
31 October The Magna Carta and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong
30 October Hochelaga Lecture: The Legislative and Adjudication of Juvenile Crimes in Mainland China (Video (Chinese))
27 October The Recent Reform of the Application for Judicial Review in England: Lessons for Hong Kong? (Summary and Video)
26 October How much consensus is enough? Same-sex marriage in the European Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court of the United States
24 October Mind The Culture Gap': Understanding and Appreciating the Role of Culture in Developing Effective Interventions for IPV (Programme Rundown and Opening Remarks)
  Culture and IPV: A discussion of 3 studies into the roles of alcohol, parenting and culture in families experiencing IPV (Slides, Summary, and Video)
  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 (Video)
  Formal or informal social control? Responding to family polyvictimization (Slides, Summary, and Video)
  Open Discussion (Video)
  Accounting for Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration. A cross-cultural comparison of English and Brazilian substance misusing men's explanations for perpetrating violence towards their intimate partners (Slides, Summary, & Video)
  The male patients of spousal abuse presenting in emergency department: victims or abuser? (Slides, Summary, and Video)
  Open Discussion II and Closing Remarks (Summary and Video)
14 October What the Rejection of Anwar Ibrahim's Petition for Pardon Tells Us About Malaysia's Royal Pardons System (Video)
3 October Understanding the Experiences and Help-seeking Behaviours of Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence (Video)
29 September Money Laundering and its Combat: Art, Football and Churches (Summary and Video)
25 September Understanding and Effective Responses to Explosive Growth of US Extraterritorial Enforcement (Summary)
3 July Judicial Review of Elections in Asia (Summary and Video)
26 June Freedom of Speech and the Asia Pacific: does Charlie Hebdo go too far? (Summary)
26 June Righting Wrongs against Minorities: The Role of Human Rights Institutions (Summary and Video)
24 June Hochelaga Lectures: Parental Responsibility Disputes in the Australian Family Court: Lessons from a Decade of Reform (Summary and Video)
12 & 13 June Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Early Moden Origins of a Rule of Law for World Order (Summary and Video)
4 June Everyone is a Foreigner Somewhere (Summary and Video)
28 May 'To Pocket or Not to Pocket' - A Joint CRJ-CCPL Seminar on Hong Kong's Democratic Future (Video)
26 May CCPL Political Reform Seminar Series 2015: From Impasse to Innovation (Video)
14 May 'International Legal Developments in respect of Anti-Corruption Regimes and Recent Case Law for Bribery Offences' and 'Are the Immunities of International Governmental Organizations absolute?' (Summary)
8 May Issue Estoppel under the New York Convention (Summary and Video)
7 May The Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Chinese Context (Video)
25 April Roundtable on the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers
1 April Reinventing Cosmopolitanism: International Legal Order in Classical Chinese Canons (Summary and Video)
31 March HKU Human Rights Students' Forum The Peace Between Religions in a World of Crisis (Summary and Video)
23 March Democracy in the European Convention on Human Rights
(Summary)
23 March Regional and Universal Organizations: Past and Present Interactions (Summary and Video)
18 March Establishing Civil Jurisdiction in the European union and at Common Law
17 March When Parents Violate Children's Rights- Possibilities for Parent-Child Dispute Resolution (Summary)
5 March Civil and Criminal Justice Reform in the Philippines (Summary and Video)
   

2014

Date Description
1-5 December Myanmar: Rule of Law Workshop
17 October Public Lecture, Judge Michael Kirby: The Report of the UN Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea: International Law Meets a Moment of Truth
08 October Public Lecture, Dr. Andrzej Olechowski: 25 years of the Polish journey to democracy and the free market
02 October UNDP High-Level Roundtable on Gender Identity, Rights and the Law in Asia and the Pacific
15 September Design Democracy Debate (English)
25 July Political Reform Debate
3 June Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion: Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice
27 May Symposium: The Police Complaints System in Hong Kong: Where are we Heading?
  Programme
Welcome Speech
Keynote Speech
Presentation by Graham Smith
Presentation by Gerry McNeilly
Presentation by Evelyn Lam
Presentation by Alan Lau
Presentation by David Hodson
Presentation by Eric Cheung
Presentation by Simon Young
Presentation by Robert Chung
7 May Confronting Strasbourg: From Common Law Criminal Procedure and European Fair Trial Rights to Cosmopoiltan Criminal Jurisprudence
2 May Judicial Comparativism and Judicial Diplomacy
28 April Hate Speech Laws: What They Should and Shouldn't Try to Do
14 April UCL HKU Conference on Judicial Review in a Changing Society
9 April Hong Kong Basic Law and Civil Nomination
April 3, 7, 8, 16, 22, & 29 Propser Series on Political Reform - see individual days below:
3 April Alliance for True Democracy Proposal Video
  18 Scholar Proposal Statement (Eng) Statement (Chi) PPT Video Pamphlet
  League in Defense of Hong Kong's Freedoms Proposal Video
  Interactive Discussion
7 April Professor Simon Young Proposal Video
  Professor Michael Davis Proposal Video
  Interactive Discussion
8 April Lew Mon-hung Proposal Video
  People Power Proposal PPT Video
  Hong Kong 2020 Proposal Video
  Ronny Tong SC Proposal Video
  Interactive Discussion
16 April Chow Yung, Robert Proposal Video
  Hong Kong Democratic Foundation Proposal Video
  Eric Lam Lap Chi Proposal PPT Video
  Tang Fei Proposal Video
  Interactive Discussion
22 April Joseph Wong Wing-ping GBS JP Video
  Fong Chi Hang, Brian Video
  Interactive Discussion
24 April Professor Ho Lok Sang Video
  Edmon Chung Video
29 April Scholarism Video
  Voice of Loving Hong Kong Video
  Dr. Law Chi-kwong JP Video
  League of Social Democrats Video
  Interactive Discussion
25 March Legal Regulations for Countering Corruption in the Russian Federation
24 March Some Recent Developments in Judicial Review in the Common Law World
21 March The Rock and the Sand: Jurisdiction and Remedial Discretion
20 March Roundtable: Article 25 ICCPR
  Background Brief
Participant Bios
Participant Commentary (Full Text)
Bios for Written Submissions
ICCPR (Full text ENG)
Poster Programme
Guiding Principles (ENG)
Guiding Principles (CHI)
Former CCPL Director Carole Petersen discusses public nomination on RTHK - click here to listen
11 March Proving Money Laundering in Hong Kong
5 March Reading and Rereading the Caroline Correspondence, 1838-1842: Shaping the Modern Right of Self-Defence in International Law
23 January Deliberative Democracy and the Law
21 January Teaching Law Without Judgments - Some Innovations at Melbourne Law School
18 January First Annual Hong Kong Public Interest Conference: ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE
13 January Religion in Politics: Power and Empowerment

 

2013

Date
Description
2 December The State of Hong Kong's Judiciary: Common Law Courts in China
26 November Communications Innovations at the United Kingdom Supreme Court
25 November NEW COMMON THEATRE: Voices from a workers' theatre movement (About the performers)
19 November Can Hong Kong Lawyers Avoid Extinction? Staying Ahead of the Curve in a Globalized World
14 November Selecting the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017
8 November Preserving the 'Analytic Framework' of Law: The Challenge of Industry Rulemaking
6 November The Tangled Web We Weave: Complexity in the Australian Consumer Law
1 November Human Trafficking
29 October Can the Courts Successfully Change Discrimination and Achieve Equal Opportunity? International Comparisons
26 & 27 Using CEDAW to Advocate Women's Rights
24 & 25 October The Death Penalty in Asia
23 October Not My Life
10 October Seafood Fraud: Hong Kong as a Role Model for Safe Food
5 September Globalisation, Regional Integration and Cooperation, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law
16 August Art Crime: An International Problem?
8 July Property & Sovereignty: An Indian Reserve in a Canadian City
8 June Commit to Act, Committ to Change: Walk the Mile with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
29 May The Rule of Law in China and Hong Kong
23 May The Legality of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect in Classical China: How is it Possible and Why Does it Matter?
13 May The Problem of Wrongful Convictions
6 May Taking China Seriously: An Appraisal of the Symbiotic Relationship between China's Exercise of Seovereignty and the International Legal Order
27 April Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Law
26 April Represent a refugee client with the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre
25 April Prosecutorial Independence - Especially of the DPP (Notes)
18 April Public Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong: A Practitioner's Note
6 April In Quest of Truth and Justice: The Role of Law and Religion in Pluralistic Societies (Student Conference)
27 March Cyber-bullying: Should the school make a tougher stand?
22 March Singapore's Death Penalty Changes - Too little too late or the Beginning of the End?
20 March A Prosecutor in a Modern Society: Upholding the Rule of Law and Respecting Rights and Freedoms
11 March The Current Constitutional Crisis in Egypt
25 February Judging Immigration: National Privilege and International Duties
18 February Terrorism and the Global Rule of Law
8 January Judicial Appointments in the Senior Courts (Lecture Notes)

 

2012

Date
Description
10 December Law, Power and International Politics with Special Reference to East Asia: Carl Schmitt's Grossraum Analysis
4 December Nepal's Constitutional and Political Transition
3 December Peaceful Settlement of Disputes: Paradigms, Plurality and Policy
23 November The Death Penalty in Asia
22 November The Law of Violence and the Violence of Law
21 November Islamophobia & Islamophobes
15 November Major Issues in United States Class Action Law
8 November The Fight Against Illicit Trafficking in Asian Cultural Relics
5 November Nefarious: Merchant of Souls
2 November Free speech, Reputation and Media Intrusion: British Law Reform and what it means for Hong Kong and beyond
24 October The Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space and the EU Code of Conduct: A New Perspective on the International Law of Arms Control in Outer Space
7 September International Treaties and Citizenship Law in the 19th Century
26 June In the World of the Survivor: Panel Discussion to mark International Day Against Torture 2012 (Programme)
21 June Behavioural Science Evidence and the Courts: Providing Support to Victims of Torture in the Courtroom and Beyond
9 June Legal Measures to Address Mainland Births in Hong Kong
9 June Land Expropriation: Rights Defense and Law
29 May Prosecutorial freedom: Why Hong Kong needs an independent Director of Prosecutions
7 May Global Mining and the Challenges of Transnational Corruption, Conflict Minerals and Money Laundering
23 April Cross-Strait Crime-Fighting: Mutual Legal Assistance between Taiwan and Mainland China
21 April What is Happening to Our Political System? (Programme)
19 April The Dangers in Changing the law of Double Jeopardy - A Lesson from England & Wales
16 April Is Unlawful Downloading Really Stealing?
30 March Segregation of Church and State and the Impact on Religious Freedom with Emphasis on the US Experience
26 March The role of "Human Dignity" in a World of Plural Values and Ethical Commitments
15 March Strategies of Liberalization
8 March International Humanitarian Law and its Contemporary Challenges
16 February Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in China: Challenges and Opportunities
20 January Sex Offender Registries: The US, Europe & Interpol

 

2011

Date
Description
16 & 17 December The 4th Asian Constitutional Law Forum
13 & 14 December Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law
9 December Equal Access and the Right to Education: Where Medium is the Means and the End
5 December Who Owns Parliamentary Privilege? The UK Parliamentary Expenses Scandal and the role of the Courts and Parliament in Defining Parliamentary Privilege
29 November The Case for Animal Welfare Legislation
26 November Resolving Land Disputes in East Asia (Programme)
18 November Revisiting the Free Market of Religion
14 November Graduate and Exchange Opportunities at Osgoode Hall Law School
14 November The Role of the Supreme Court of Canada as a Court of Final Appeal on Constitutional Issues
12 November Beyond Asylum: Refugee Policy in Practice and How Refugees Experience It (Programme)
10 November Symposium on Charity Law
7 November The 2010 UK Bribery Act: By How Much Will the Act Affect Hong Kong Business Profitability?
4 November Environmental Markets: A New Frontier for Asia?
10 - 13 October Power and Dynamics of Civil Disobedience
7 October The Responsibility to Protect and Libya in 2011: A New Principal of International Law?
6 September Imagining Biblical Law
24 June The Challenges of Religion and Human Rights in a Post-Modern Secular Age
21 June China's Religion and Rule of Law Today 中國的宗教與法治
9 June The Law and Journalism in a Post-Wikileaks Era: A Public Talk with Mark Stephens, lawyer for Julian Assange
7 May Hong Kong Women's NGO Forum: Working with CEDAW
28 & 29 April Recognition and the Politics of Identity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Managing Diversity in Plural Societies
18 April Judicial Review and the Environment: Is Judicial Scrutiny Sufficiently Intense?
15 April New Directions in Comparative Legal Education
8 April Change in a Changing 21st Century Economy: Embracing Social Equity as a Societal Value & Evolving Need
2 April The Situation of the Rule of Law in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
17 March Sovereign Immunities and the Congo Case: International and Constitutional Law Considerations and their Implications for Hong Kong as a World Financial Center
10 March Social Science and the Courtroom
24 February Judging in Family Law - Am I More than (Just) a "Trial" Judge?
22 February New Voices on Hong Kong Political Reform
21 February Speak Truth to Power
28 January Sovereign Immunity and the Basic Law: Implications of FG Hemisphere Associates (the Congo Case) for Hong Kong

 

2010

Date
Description
9 December The Application of the Hague Convention on Private International Law in Hong Kong
27 November Deadlock Broken: What Next?
12 November The Kosovo Declaration of Independence of 17th February 2008 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice of 22 July 2010.
15 October Legal Issues Affecting the Future of Hong Kong, 1978-79
11 October Review of Animal Welfare Laws in Hong Kong
5 October Law, Politics and the Allocation of Scarce Health Resources
30 June Sovereign Immunity versus Human Rights: The Samantar Case
26 June The Protection of the Rights of Torture Victims in Asia and Hong Kong
17 June Understanding and Addressing Diversity in Hong Kong
17 May Punitive Laws, Human Rights and HIV Prevention Among MSM in Asia Pacific
13 May European Leal Cultures and Globalisation
27 April Media Legal Defense in Asia
20 April The Report of the Working Group on Mediation: Recommendations on the Future of Mediation
14 April The Possibility and Pitfall of Inferring Factual Causation
8 April Does the University Own You - Body and Soul?
18 March Court Mediation Systems and Mediator Ethics
5 & 6 March Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal: The Andrew Li Court 1997-2010
24 February The Evolving Jurisprudence on Constitutional Remedies
24 February The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law
30 January The Trial of Liu Xiaobo and Beyond
9 January The 2009 Consultation Document - Will it Break the Deadlock?

 

2009

Date
Description
28 November Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities: Implementation of Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
21 November 60 and Beyond: China's Modernisation and the Role of Hong Kong
7 November 60 Years and On: Human Rights in China
3 November After Kyoto: International Welfarism and the Impossibility of Global Carbon Trading
15 October The Constitutional Authority of the Legislative Council: The LegCo Powers Case (Questions for Discussion)
10 October Hong Kong Political Reform Series: Breaking the Deadlock
14 August Public Interest Litigation in Asia
11 June Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds: South Africa and the United States
3 June The Korean Judiciary: Role and Challenges in Democratization and the Rule of Law
24 May The Politics of Judicial Review
20 May Public Opinion and the Court
4 May The History of the German Constitutional Court - the 'Guardian' of the Constitution and its Contribution to the Development of the German Way of the Rule of Law (Rechtstaat)
24 April The Challenges of Modern Policing
23 April Use of the Legal Process in Curtailing the Basic Human Rights of Advocates and Activists in the Philippines
20 April Employment Law and the Global Financial Crisis - Public and Private Sector Employment Law Issues in Hong Kong, China, Australia and Japan
8 April Privacy: The Changing Landscape
6 April The Tyrannicide Brief: The Human Rights Story
3 April Ten Years of Constitutional Rights in the Court of Final Appeal
1 April Accountability and Responsibility - Reinforcing the Criminal Law
29 March Lawyers and Judicial Reform: Cross-Straights Experiences
28 March Implementation of the Right to Vote and be Elected - the Theory and the Practice
24 March The Responsibility to Protect: Preventing Gross Violations of Human Rights
23 March State-Church Relationships in Reform China: A Retrospective After 30 Years
13 March Why Bills of Rights are Dangerous
27 February Poverty and Rights
22 January US-China Relations and the Obama Administration: Implications for Human Rights
15 January Apprehended Bias and the Reasonable Observer - How do Courts Decide Claims of Bias?
13 January Leadership by Constitutional Courts

 

2008

Date
Description
10 December The Situation of Human Rights Lawyers in China
4 & 5 December Legal Development in East Asia: China-Vietnam Compared
25 November Protecting the Rights of Refugees in the Global South
7 November Criminal Justice in Singapore - Winds of Change?
31 October Developments in Research, Testing and Teaching
31 October Integrated and Inclusive Regulatory Management of Animal Welfare in New Zealand
12 September Constitutional Adjudication and Populist Democracy: When Hard Cases Make Really Bad Law
9 September William Blackstone and his Impact on the Rise of Modern Constitutionalism
9 July Intoxication is Never a Defence
30 May Resolution of Labour and Employment Dispute - Workplace Fairness Disputes in a Global Community: Hong Kong and PRC Perspectives
26 May Human Trafficking: Regional and International Perspectives
26 April Towards Full Inclusion: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights
24 April The International Legal Protection of the Amazon
9 April The Ao Man Long Case and Criminal Justice in Macau
18 March Dynastic Chinese Law and the Modern Chinese Legal Identity
23 January Constitutional Interpretation and the Basic Law of the Macao SAR

 

 

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