CCPL was established in 1995 as a non-profit virtual research centre in the Faculty of Law.  Its goals are to (1) advance knowledge on public law and human rights issues primarily from the perspectives of international and comparative law and practice; (2) encourage and facilitate collaborative work within the Faculty of Law, the University of Hong Kong, and the broader community in the fields of comparative and public law; and (3) make the law more accessible to the community and more effective as an agent of social change.

The Centre’s projects and events generally come within one of the following themes: Comparative Public Policy; Comparative Human Rights; Constitutional Societies; and International Law in the Domestic Order.


View the video of The Right Hon. the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, President of the UK Supreme Court's lecture, entitled "Judges, Access to Justice, the Rule of Law and the Court of Final Appeal under 'One Country Two Systems'." The lecture was held on 13th September 2017 at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, and was organized by the HKU Law Faculty's Centre for Comparative and Public Law.

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CCPL is hiring an Executive Assistant. Find out more here. Applications close 1 October 2017.

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Upcoming Events

Public Law Lecture Series: Contemporary Issues in Public Law 

Richard Clayton, QC

Day 1: Freedom of Expression - Monday, 16th Oct 2017, 18:30-19:30 Day 2: The Right to Equality & Non-Discrimination - Tuesday, 17th Oct 2017, 18:30-19:30

Day 3: The Right to Property - Thursday, 19th Oct 2017, 18:30-19:30

**We are applying for 1 CPD point for each lecture.

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