About Us

Center for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) was established in 1995 as a non-profit virtual research centre in the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. 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;
(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 areas of focus: Comparative Human Rights; Empirical Legal Studies; Equality and Non-discrimination; International Law in the Domestic Order; Judicial Studies; and Public Law and Governance.

Upcoming Events

The Perennial Problem with Disclosure
22 February 2024

Social and Economic Rights: An International and Comparative Argument for Justiciability
23 February 2024

(A Lack of) Pre-Charge Engagement in England and Wales: A Missed Opportunity
27 February 2024

HKU Public Law Lecture Series 2024
How to Think, and not to Think, about the Rule of Law
15 March 2024

Call for Papers

The 4th Academic Seminar on
“Law, Courts and Judges in Comparative Perspective”
(July 2024 Hong Kong)

Workshop on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
 (July 2024 Hong Kong)


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