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2013

SEMINAR – 5 SEPTEMBER 2013

9 September 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar Globalisation, Regional Integration and Cooperation, and the Hague Conference on Private International LawThursday, 5 September 2013, RoomA723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 8 JULY 2013

8 July 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar Property & Sovereignty: An Indian Reserve in a Canadian CitySaturday, Monday, 8 July, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room A723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 20 JUNE 2013

20 June 2013 CCPL organizes the Rights Talk Comparative Regional Models of Human Rights Protection: Asia as the Great AbsenteeThursday, 20 June, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room A723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 8 JUNE 2013

8 June 2013 CCPL organizes the Workshop Commit to Act, Commit to Change: Walk the Mile with Survivors of Sexual AbuseSaturday, 8 June, 2013 9:30am – 1:30pm Room A724-725, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong KongThe Rule of Law in China and Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 23 MAY 2013

29 May 2013 CCPL organizes the Panel Discusion The Rule of Law in China and Hong KongWednesday, 29 May 2013, Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 23 MAY 2013

23 May 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar The Legality of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect in Classical China: How is it Possible and Why Does it Matter? by Walter LeeThursday, 23 May 2013, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Room A724 & A725, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 15 MAY 2013

15 May 2013 CCPL organizes the Rights Talk Legal Represetnation for Asylum Seekers: Ensuring "High Standards of Fairness" and Respect for the Rule of Law in Hong Kong by Kelley LoperWednesday, 15 April, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 13 May 2013

13 April 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar The Problem of Wrongful Conviction by Professor. David HamerMonday, 15 May, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 25 APRIL 2013

25 April 2013 - CCPL organizes the Seminar Prosecutorial Independence – Especially of the DPP by Professor. Nicholas CowderyThursday, 25 April, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 19 APRIL 2013

19 April 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar Implementing the Right to Development in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis: Challenges and Prospects by Professor. Xigen WangFriday, 19 April, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room A724, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 18 APRIL 2013

18 April 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar Public Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong: A Practitioner’s Note by Mr. JAT Sew-Tong, SC, JPThursday, 18 April 2013 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Large Moot Court, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower,Centennial Campus,The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 22 MARCH 2013

22 March 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar Singapore's Death Penalty Changes – Too little too late or the Beginning of the End? by Professor Michael Hor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Friday, 22 March 2013, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Room 724, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower,Centennial Campus,The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 20 MARCH 2013

20 March 2013 CCPL organizes the Seminar A Prosecutor in a Modern Society: Upholding the Rule of Law and Respecting Rights and Freedoms by Kevin Zervos, Director of Public Prosecutions, Hong Kong Department of Justice. Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,Centennial Campus,The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 14 MARCH 2013

14 March 2013 CCPL organizes the Rights Talk Crime of Aggression & Humanitarian Intervention:A Shield for the Knights of Humanity? by Guo Yang, Legal Advisor, Regional Delegation for East Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Thursday, 14 March, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,Centennial Campus,The University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 11 MARCH 2013

11 March 2013 CCPL organizes the seminar The Current Constitutional Crisis in Egypt by John B. Attanasio, Judge Noel Dean & Judge Atwell Chair of Constitutional Law, SMU Dedman School of Law. Monday, 11 March, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 724, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong,

SEMINAR – 25 FEBRUARY 2013

22 February 2013 - CCPL organizes the seminar Judging Immigration: National Privilege and International Duties by Mark Ockelton, Vice President of the Upper Tribunal, Immigration and Asylum Chamber. Monday, 25 February 2013, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 27 FEBRUARY 2013

19 February 2013 - HKU's Faculty of Law organizes the seminar The European Court of Human Rights in 2013 (Driving smoothly on a one-way street or approaching fork in the road?) by Judge Lech Garlicki. Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

PANEL DISCUSSION – 21 FEBRUARY 2013

18 February 2013 - CCPL co-organizes a Panel Discussion on Reconstructing Media Discourses on Gender-Based Violence. Thursday, 21 February 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

WORKSHOP – 19 FEBRUARY 2013

18 February 2013 - CCPL co-organizes a workshop that aims to explore issues of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and the measures that companies need to put into place in order to address it effectively. Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

SEMINAR – 18 FEBRUARY 2013

18 February 2013 - CCPL co-organizes the Seminar Law Reform Consultation: Reforming Rape and other Non-Consensual Sex Offences in Hong Kong. Panelists: Eric Cheung, Janice Brabyn, Puja Kapai, Simon N.M. Young and Elaine Lam. Monday, 18 February 2013, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

RIGHTS TALK – 30 JANUARY 2013

24 January 2013 - CCPL organizes the Rights Talk Civic Education during Martial Law in the Philippines and Beyond, by Professor Jose Manuel Diokno. Wednesday, 30 January 2013, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room A825, 8/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong. (Please note: the venue has been changed)

SEMINAR – 18 FEBRUARY 2013

23 January 2013 - CCPL organizes the seminar Terrorism and the Global Rule of Law, by Valsamis Mitsilegas. Monday, 18 February 2013, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

VIDEO RIGHTS TALK FERNAND DE VARENNES ONLINE

23 January 2013 - Click here to watch the video of the interesting Rights Talk Human Rights and Language Rights: Why they Matter by Dr Fernand de Varennes.

COURSE: SELECTED PROBLEMS OF THE ECHR BY LECH GARLICKI

18 January 2013 - The Faculty of Law is offering a course during the spring semester on Selected Problems of the European Convention on Human Rights. The course will be taught by CCPL's distinguished visiting professor, Lech Garlicki, who served as a Judge on the European Court of Human Rights from 2002-2012.

RIGHTS TALK – 18 JANUARY 2013

11 January 2013 - CCPL co-organizes the Rights Talk Human Rights and Language Rights: Why they Matter, by Dr Fernand de Varennes. Friday, 18 January 2013, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

PORTAL FEATURED IN HKU'S THE REVIEW 2012

2 January 2013 - HKU's annual report The Review 2012 includes an article about CCPL's Human Rights Portal. Click here to read 'A Window on Human Rights'. You can download The Review 2012 here.

2012

VIDEO PUBLIC LECTURE LORD LESTER QC

December 2012 - The video of the Public Lecture Free Speech, Reputation and Media Intrusion: British Law Reform and What It Means for Hong Kong and Beyond by Lord Lester QC is now online.

SEMINAR – 4 DECEMBER 2012

29 November 2012 - CCPL organizes the seminar Nepal's Constitutional and Political Transition, by Dr. Uddhab Pyakurel. Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room A0724, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

RIGHTS TALK – 17 DECEMBER 2012

22 November 2012 - CCPL organizes the Rights Talk Children’s Rights: Why Hong Kong Needs a Children’s Commission Now, by Grenville Cross SC. Monday, 17 December 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

FORUM – 23 NOVEMBER 2012

21 November 2012 - CCPL co-organizes with Amnesty International a Forum on The Death Penalty in Asia. Speakers: Yug Mohit Chaudhry, Teng Biao and Christine Chung. Click here for more information. Friday, 23 November 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, University of Hong Kong.

INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE RELIGION & HUMAN RIGHTS

12 November 2012 - In this inter-faith dialogue, the Hong Kong representatives of three Monotheistic religions come together to discuss their religions' common ground and differences with respect to Human Rights. Monday, 19 November 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Rayson Huang Theatre, University of Hong Kong.

PUBLIC LECTURE ISLAMOPHOBIA

12 November 2012 - CCPL organizes a Public Lecture on Islamophobia & Islamophobes by Imam Fadel Soliman. Click here for more information. Wednesday, 21 November 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Moot Court Room, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, University of Hong Kong.

RIGHTS TALK – 5 DECEMBER 2012

7 November 2012 - CCPL organizes the Rights Talk 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, by Victoria Wisniewski Otero. Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room A0724, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

SCMP ARTICLE LORD LESTER QC

3 November 2012 - Click here for the SCMP article 'Lord Lester calls on lawmakers to speed up reforms to aid justice'.

INTERVIEW LORD LESTER QC

31 October 2012 - Feel free to listen to the radio interview at RTHK's Morning Brew with Lord Lester QC, who is giving a lecture at HKU entitled Free speech, reputation and media intrusion: British law reform and what it means for Hong Kong and beyond. Click here for the Event Poster.

 

VIDEO RIGHTS TALK ANDREW CAYLEY QC ONLINE

31 October 2012 - Click here to watch the video of the interesting CCPL Rights Talk International Criminal Law in Practice: The Challenges of Prosecuting and Defending Mass Atrocities by Andrew Cayley QC.

RIGHTS TALK – 29 NOVEMBER 2012

30 October 2012 - CCPL organizes the Rights Talk Institutions Intertwined: Evolving a Regional Human Rights Mechanism for East Asia, by Silvia Croydon. Thursday, 29 November 2012, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Room A0724, 7/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

THE ONES LEFT BEHIND

23 October 2012 - Former CCPL Visiting Research Student Vince Wong publishes his article 'The Ones Left Behind: Rural China's Struggle for Land Rights'.

CCPL'S HUMAN RIGHTS PORTAL IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

21 October 2012 - The New York Times recently published a news article about the Human Rights Portal on its website.

HKU UNVEILS HUMAN RIGHTS PORTAL

16 October 2012 - Voice of America published a news article about the launch of the Human Rights Portal [in Simplified Chinese].

HUMAN RIGHTS PORTAL GOES LIVE

15 October 2012 - CCPL officially launched the Human Rights Portal on Monday 15 October 2012. Find here the press release.

FILM SCREENING: NEFARIOUS

5 October 2012 - CCPL shows on Monday 5 November 2012 (6:30 pm) the award winning documentary on human trafficking: Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. Moot Court Room, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, University of Hong Kong.

RULE OF LAW AND REALITY IN BURMA

2 October 2012 - Professor and CCPL Director Simon Young commenting on the Burma constitutional court crisis.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE AWARD

24 September 2012 - CCPL's Clinical Legal Education Programme partner HKRAC wins the Clifford Chance Access to Justice Award.

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR MICHAEL DAVIS

14 September 2012 - Click here for an interesting interview with Professor Michael Davis on Human Rights: 'In Conversation' with Bar and Bench.

HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION PLAN (HKHRAP)

5 September 2012 - The Hong Kong Human Rights Action Plan is a new initiative from CCPL that aims to promote public discussion of human rights in Hong Kong and better compliance with international human rights standards.

HIGHER ED. CLOSED TO FILIPINOS IN HONG KONG

31 August 2012 - CCPL Deputy Director Kelley Loper was interviewed by New America Media on the difficulties non-Chinese students face in getting a ticket to higher education in Hong Kong. Source: New America Media

HONG KONG POLICE ADOPT CONTROVERSIAL BODY CAMERAS

15 August 2012 - CCPL Director Simon Young comments in the Wall Street Journal on the news that some police officers in Hong Kong will soon wear small body cameras. Source: The Wall Street Journal

HONG KONG SEX WORKERS FIGHT LONG ARM OF THE LAW

August 2012 - VIDEO – CCPL Director Simon Young is recently interviewed on sex workers in Hong Kong and the behaviour of the police.

JUDICIAL REVIEW CASES IN SHARP FALL

19 July 2012 - CCPL Deputy Director Benny Tai was interviewed by the South China Morning Post on the remarkable drop in the number of applications for permission to lodge a judicial review last year. The article, which appears in the July 19, 2012 issue of the paper, notes that the number of such applications dropped from a fifth from a peak figure of 149 cases in 2005. Professor Tai cited the decision of the Court of Final Appeal in 2007 to raise the bar for such applications from the requirement of a potentially arguable case to a reasonably arguable case as one of the reasons behind the drop. The number of applications has remained relatively stable since the record number of reviews launched in 2005, until last year, when the number dropped to 110. Professor Tai pointed out that despite the recent drop, the court is still dealing with nearly four times the caseload as in 1988, when just 29 people applied.

The full text of this article can be accessed by registered users at: www.scmp.com.

RCMP ORDERED TO RETURN CASH SEIZED FROM ALBERTA MAN

4 April 2012 - CCPL director Simon Young is recently quoted in an interesting article on civil forfeiture in the Toronto Star. Source: The Star.com

HONG KONG'S 'EMBARRASSING' RACIAL ATTITUDES

23 March 2012 - CCPL deputy director Kelley Loper comments on Race Discrimination in 'Hong Kong's 'Embarrassing' Racial Attitudes'. Source: The Wall Street Journal

NEW U.N. ANTI-TERRORISM BILL

8 March 2012 - CCPL director Simon Young comments on terrorist property in 'Hong Kong: New U.N. anti-terrorism bill before LegCo covers broader array of asset forfeiture, says officials'. Source: Thomson Reuters

STUDENT EDITORS WANTED

February 2012 - CCPL is seeking volunteer student editors for the upcoming Human Rights Bulletin. This bulletin disseminates information on recent human rights decisions in Asia with particular focus on Hong Kong.

2011

THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN HONG KONG

20 November 2011 - Please find here the research paper of CCPL deputy director Puja Kapai on Human Rights of Women in Hong Kong, November 2011.

LEGAL CONSENSUS IN SINGAPORE

September 2011 - Tsun Hang Tey published his new book called Legal Consensus: Supreme Executive, Supine Jurisprudence, Suppliant Profession of Singapore. Please click here for the order form and more information about the book.

RIGHTS BULLETIN

September 2011 - Find here the latest CCPL Rights Bulletin with Hong Kong cases (including C v Director of Immigration) and selected international jurisprudence (including Sufi and Elmi v The United Kingdom).