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 videos of Richard Clayton QC's Public Law Lecture Series, held October 2017:
Video of Day 1 - Freedom of Expression
Video of Day 2 - Right to Equality & Non-Discrimination
Video of Day 3 - Right to Property

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Are you a scholar in Comparative and Public Law? Find out more about our Visiting Fellows Programme.

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Upcoming Events

Book Launch Courts and Democracies in Asia

Po Jen Yap

Associate Professor

University of Hong Kong

29th November, 17:30


China's National Security: Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law?

Multiple Speakers

4th December, 9:00-17:30


The Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Accident: The Question of Damages

Masato Dogauchi

Professor of Law, Waseda University Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University

4th December, 18:00-19:00

5th December, 12:30-14:00

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