– ZOOM WEBINAR –
Judicial Review in Planning Law in Hong Kong
Mr Benjamin Yu, S.C.
Date: 2 February 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30 – 14:00 (Hong Kong Time)
This webinar is organized by Faculty of Law, HKU, and will be held via Zoom Meeting. Prior registration is required.
Planning is of importance not only to the Government and land developers, it also affects the health, safety, convenience and general welfare of the community.
In Hong Kong, the Town Planning Board is the statutory body tasked to prepare outline zoning plans for Hong Kong. That power has been held to include the power to impose detailed and specific restrictions on buildings to be erected on land. The Town Planning Board also has the power to grant planning and rezoning applications. This potentially invasive power is subject to judicial scrutiny.
This talk will focus on how the Hong Kong Courts apply public law principles and the Basic Law to ensure that planning in Hong Kong is carried out in accordance with law, both substantively and procedurally.
Mr Benjamin Yu, S.C. was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 1979. He took silk in 1995. He has served as Deputy High Court Judge and as Recorder in Hong Kong. He is currently in practice as senior counsel.
Prof Albert Chen, Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor in Constitutional Law, HKU
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