Date: 8 September 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Venue: Large Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower,
Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
Time Activity

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:15

 

Welcoming and Introduction

  • Plan International Hong Kong
    • Mr. Andrew WEIR, Board Chairman, Plan International Hong Kong
  • Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
    • Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Appreciation presentation

09:15 – 09:25

 

Opening Video

Confronting Lived Realities: Child Rights Violations in Hong Kong and Its Impact

Message:

Dr. Kanie SIU Mei-kuen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International Hong Kong

09:25 – 10:05

 

 

Keynote Address

30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Global Standard in the Local Context Today

Speaker: Ms. Mikiko OTANI, Member, United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Moderators:

  • Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ms. Anne-Claire BLOK, Human Rights Advisor, Plan International United Nations Office in Geneva
10:05 – 10: 25

 

Plenary Presentation (1)

Protecting Children and Punishing Offenders: Strengthening the Criminal Law

Speaker: Prof. Ian Grenville CROSS, SBS, QC, SC
Honorary Consultant to the Child Protection Institute of Against Child Abuse, Former Chairman of the Committee on the Evidence of Children in Criminal Cases

Introduction: Ms. Anne-Claire BLOK, Human Rights Advisor, Plan International United Nations Office in Geneva

10: 25– 10:40

 

Plenary Presentation (2)

Applying Article 3 of the UNCRC in Practice: Child Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA) and Lessons from International Best Practice

Speaker: Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

10:40 – 10:55

Open Discussion

10:55 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:00

 

Panel A:

Making Children Visible in Policy Development: Ensuring Children’s Effective Protection against All Forms of Violence

Panelists:

  • Dr. Hon. Fernando CHEUNG Chiu-hung, Member of Legislative Council
  • Dr. CHOW Chun-bong, BBS, JP, Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Dennis HO Chi-kuen, Chairman, The Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Mr. Anthony WONG Kin-wai, Business Director, Policy Research and Advocacy, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Moderators:

  • Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ms. Anne-Claire BLOK, Human Rights Advisor, Plan International United Nations Office in Geneva
12:00 – 12:15

Open Discussion

12:15 – 13:00 

 

Panel B:

Adopting Child Rights Impact Assessment as A Guiding Framework in Hong Kong: Gaps, Opportunities and Challenges – Voices of Frontline Practitioners

How Multi-disciplinary Engagement Furthers the Best Interests Principle:

Case Handling & Protocols – Identifying Children at Risk: Collaboration and Multi-disciplinary Approaches

Panelists:

  • Mr. Charles CHAN Kin-hung, Executive Director, The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
  • Dr. LEE Lai-ping, Associate Consultant, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Mr. Azan MARWAH, Barrister-at-law
  • Ms. Cindy PUN Siu-fung, Chairperson, Council of Non-profit Making Organizations for Pre-primary Education

Moderators:

  • Mrs. Priscilla LUI TSANG Sun-kai, BBS, Chairperson, Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights
  • Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
13:00 – 13:15

Open Discussion

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 14:45

 

Plenary Presentation (3)

Involving Children in Their Own Protection: Emerging Trend – Future Reality

Speaker: Mr. Raša SEKULOVIĆ, Regional Head of Child Protection and Partnerships, Plan International Asia Regional Office

Moderator: Dr. Kanie SIU Mei-kuen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International Hong Kong

14:45 14:55

Open Discussion

14:55 – 15:35

 

Panel C

Visibility and Voice: Listening to Our Children in Hong Kong 

Panelists:

  • Secretariat, Kids’ Dream
  • Ms. Catlyn HO Yu-ying & Ms. Kelly LO Ka-lai, Member, Alliance for Children Development Rights
  • Ms. SZE Lai-shan, Community Organizer, Society for Community Organization
  • Children Representatives

Moderator:

Ms. Billy WONG Wai-yuk, Executive Secretary, Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights

15:35 – 15:45

Open Discussion

15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:00 

 

Panel D

Community Initiatives Protecting Children’s Rights in Hong Kong: Some Leading Lights and Local Best Practices

Panelists:

  • Ms. Donna WONG Chiu-ling, Acting Director, Against Child Abuse
  • Ms. Susan SO Suk-yin, Director, Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children
  • Ms. Alia EYRES, Chief Executive Officer, Mother’s Choice
  • Ms. Jessica CHOW Chui-shan, Co-Director of Services, Social Work and Healthcare, Pathfinders
  • Mr. CHAN Tsun-kit & Mr. HUI Wai-man, Director of Chosen Power (People First Hong Kong)

Moderators:

  • Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ms. Emily WONG, Manager, Hong Kong Programme and Development Education, Plan International Hong Kong
17:00 – 17:10

Open Discussion

17:15 – 17:25

Concluding Address

  • Mr Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
17:25 – 17:40

Conclusion and Closing Remarks

  • Dr. Kanie SIU Mei-kuen, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International Hong Kong
  • Ms. Puja KAPAI, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong