About the Centre
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.
You may find more information about CCPL in our Annual Reports:
Annual Report 2016 – 2017
Annual Report 2015 – 2016
Annual Report 2013 – 2014
Annual Report 2011 – 2013
22nd January 2019
The Judicial Roundtable International Conference, co-organized by HKU’s Faculty of Law and Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, was successfully held in Shanghai, on 10th-11th December 2018. Close to 80 domestic and foreign judges, experts, scholars, and legal workers from Canada, the UK, Singapore, Russia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, the Supreme People’s Court, Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court, Shanghai Financial Court, Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court, and Qingdao Jiaozhou Intermediate People’s Court attended the conference. The delegation from HKU included the Hon. Justice Anselmo Reyes, SC; Prof. Michael Hor, Dean of HKU Faculty of Law; and Dr. Alex Schwartz, Deputy Director of CCPL.