Events

Upcoming Events

HKU CCPL Talk: The Perennial Problem with Disclosure
Date: 22 February 2024 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Speaker: Dr Ed Johnston

HKU CCPL Talk: Social and Economic Rights: An International and Comparative Argument for Justiciability
Date: 23 February 2024 (Friday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Speaker: Dr Claire-Michelle Smyth

HKU CCPL Talk: (A Lack of) Pre-Charge Engagement in England and Wales: A Missed Opportunity
Date: 27 February 2024 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU
Speaker: Dr Ed Johnston

HKU Public Law Lecture Series 2024: How to Think, and not to Think, about the Rule of Law
Date: 15 March 2024 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU (in-person only)
Speaker: Martin Krygier

2024

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

27th February
HKU CCPL Talk: (A Lack of) Pre-Charge Engagement in England and Wales: A Missed Opportunity

23rd February
HKU CCPL Talk: Social and Economic Rights: An International and Comparative Argument for Justiciability

22nd February
HKU CCPL Talk: The Perennial Problem with Disclosure

7th February
HKU CCPL Talk: Rule of Law Backsliding and the Response by European Courts (ECtHR and CJEU) (Video)

23rd January
HKU CCPL Talk: Polarization and Courts – Lessons from Brazil, India and Israel

22nd January
HKU CCPL Talk: Embedded Supervision: China’s Prosecutorial Public Interest Litigation against Government

17th January
HKU CCPL Talk: Where Does U.S.-China Scholarly Exchange Go From Here? (Video)

17th January
HKU CCPL Talk: Non-Fungible Tokens: Art and Crime in a Virtual World

16th January
HKU CCPL Talk: Behavioural Jurisprudence in China? Comparing social scientific and experiential knowledge about law’s role in preventing crime

10th January
HKU Public Law Lecture Series 2024: Global Constitutionalism, Great Power Competition and Prerogative Power

4th January
[CANCELLED][Hybrid Event] HKU CCPL Talk: Global Company Towns

2023

14th December
CCPL Talk: 內地檢察機關法律監督的理念、原則與職能

13th December
CCPL Talk: 檢察公益訴訟制度的特色與實踐發展

11th December
CCPL Seminar: “One Country, Two Systems” in the Hong Kong SAR in the National Security Law era

8th December
[Zoom Webinar] The Reconstruction of the Relationship Between Legislation and Judiciary in the System of Criminal Law 刑法體系中立法與司法的關係重構 (Video)

20th November
[In-person Event] Not So Powerless: How Chinese Criminal Defense Lawyers Encourage Judge-Prosecutor Disagreement

10th November
[In-person Event] Economic Development Models and Democratic Backsliding in East Asia

9th November
[In-person Event] The Return of Interference in Sovereign Affairs and International Law(Video)

8th November
[In-person Event] Sham Tsz Kit v. Secretary for Justice: A New Chapter for Same-Sex Couples in Hong Kong

6th November
CCPL Public Lecture: LGB Human Rights in Europe, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: Developments Since 2020(Video)

2nd November
[Hybrid Event] Human Rights from the bottom-up in Uzbekistan(Video)

16th October
[In-person Event] Can Criminal Law be Personalized? Reflections on Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Liability(Video)

10th October
[Hybrid Event] The Filipino Human Rights Story

3rd October
[Hybrid Event] Human Rights – the Pacific Island (Pasifika) way(Video)

26th and 27th August
[In-person Event] Conference on Hong Kong Bilingual Legal System: Retrospect and Prospect

19th May
[In-person Event] Critically engaging with international human rights discourses and related ascendent approaches to support sexuality-based justice in Africa(Video)

18th May
[In-person Event] HKU Law Distinguished Public Law Lecture Series 2023: A Dialogue on German Constitutional Jurisprudence

9th May
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Responsive Judicial Review: Democracy and Dysfunction in the Modern Age (OUP 2023) with the author – Rosalind Dixon(Video)

28th April
[In-person Event] HKU Law Distinguished Public Law Lecture Series 2023: The Rule of Law Through Thick and Thin: International Law from the Internal Point of View(Video)

23rd March
[In-Person Event] Overseas Qualified Lawyers in Hong Kong’s National Security Cases(Video)

23rd February
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: A Pandemic of Populists (CUP, 2022) with the author – Wojciech Sadurski(Video)

6th February
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Recentering the World: China and the Transformation of International Law (CUP, 2022) with the author – Ryan Mitchell(Video)

2022

27th October
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Political Censorship in British Hong Kong: Freedom of Expression and the Law (1842–1997) (CUP, 2022) with the author – Michael Ng(Video)

24th October
[In-person Event] Supreme Courts in the Age of Acute Political Polarization(Video)

27th September
Zoom Webinar: #RaceMeToo: Institutional Declarations of Anti-Racism, but Are They Listening, Do They Care?(Video)

16th September
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Governing and Ruling: The Political Logic of Taxation in China (U OF MICHIGAN PRESS, 2021) with the author – Zhang Changdong(Video)

6th September
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Opposing Power: Building Opposition Alliances in Electoral Autocracies (U OF MICHIGAN PRESS, 2022) with the author – Elvin Ong(Video)

28th July
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Decoupling: Gender Injustice in China’s Divorce Courts (CUP, 2022) with the author – Ethan Michelson(Video)

22nd, 23rd and 24th June
Comparative Equality Law in a Post-Pandemic World: Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law 2022 Hong Kong Conference

24th and 25th May
Zoom Conference: COVID-19, Borders, and the Law(Video of Panel 1)(Video of Panel 2)(Video of Panel 3)(Video of Panel 4)

11th May
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Constitutionalism in Context (CUP, 2022) with the contributors(Video)

28th April
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Principles and Laws in World Politics: Classical Chinese Perspectives on Global Conflict (World Scientific Publishing 2021) with the author – Walter Lee(Video)

8th April
CCPL Roundtable on Overseas Non-Permanent Judges in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal(Video)

28th March
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World (OUP, 2021) with the author – Paul Daly(Video)

25th January
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Democracies and International Law (CUP, 2021) with the author – Tom Ginsburg(Video)

17th January
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Abusive Constitutional Borrowing: Legal Globalization and the subversion of liberal democracy (OUP, 2021) with the authors – Rosalind Dixon & David Landau(Video)

2021

16th November
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: The Veil of Participation: Citizens and Political Parties in Constitution-making Processes (CUP, 2021) with the author – Alexander Hudson(Video)

28th October
Zoom Webinar Book Talk: Exporting Virtue: China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping (UBC PRESS, 2021) with the author – Pitman B. Potter(Video)

19th October
Book Talk – Reflections – Childhood, Student Days, Law and Other Writings with the author Cheng Huan 清洪(Video)

15th October
Zoom Webinar – 對香港虐待動物的新研究(Video)

13th October
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Eternity Clauses in Democratic Constitutionalism (OUP, 2021) with the author – Silvia Suteu(Video)

8th October
Zoom Webinar – New Empirical Study of Typologies of Animal Cruelty in Hong Kong(PPT)(Video)

23rd September
Zoom Webinar – Empirical and Computational Research in UK Public Law(Video)

16th September
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Remedies for Human Rights Violations: A Two-Track Approach To Supra-National And National Law (CUP, 2021) with the author – Kent Roach(Video)

2nd September
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – The Global South and Comparative Constitutional Law (OUP, 2020) with contributors(Video)

29th and 30th June
Dual Mode (In-person with Simultaneous Zoom Broadcast) Hong Kong Under China’s National Security Law Conference

8th June
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Nationals Abroad: Globalization, Individual Rights, and the making of Modern International Law (CUP, 2020) with the author – Christopher Casey

20th May
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – The Politics of International Law (OUP, 2021) with the author – Nicole Scicluna(Video)

19th April
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Science and Judicial Reasoning: The Legitimacy of International Environmental Adjudication (CUP, 2020) with the author – Katalin Sulyok(Video)

29th March
Zoom Webinar – Public Law Legacy of Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma(Video)

15th March
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – China, The UN, and Human Rights – Beliefs, Power, Image (OUP, 2020) with the author – Rosemary Foot

4th March
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Constitutional Statecraft in Asian Courts (OUP, 2020) with the author – Yvonne Tew(Video)

2nd March
Dual Mode (In-person with Simultaneous Zoom Broadcast​) Panel Discussion and Book Launch: The Changing Legal Orders in Hong Kong and Mainland China: Essays on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ (City University of Hong Kong Press, 2021) with the author – Prof. Albert Chen(Video)

1st March
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century (Princeton University Press, 2020) with the author – Hélène Landemore(Video)

24th February
Zoom Webinar – Belt and Road Initiative in Africa Conference(Video of Panel 1 – Debt Sustainability)(Video of Panel 2 – Transparency and Good Governance)(Video of Panel 3 – Dispute Resolution)

3rd February
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Administrative Competence: Reimagining Administrative Law (CUP, 2020) with the authors – Elizabeth Fisher & Sidney A. Shapiro(Video)

27th January
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Constituent Power and the Law (OUP, 2020) with the author – Joel Colón-Ríos(Video)

6th January
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers (OUP, 2020) – with the author, Jennifer Pan(Video)

2020

2nd December
Zoom Webinar – Peter Allan Memorial Lecture: LGB Human Rights in Europe, Taiwan, and Hong Kong(Notes)(Video)

24th November
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Constitutional Change in the Contemporary Socialist World (OUP, 2020) with the author, Ngoc Son Bui(Video)

4th November
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity (OUP, 2020) – with the author, Ran Hirschl(Video)

29th October
Zoom Webinar – Thailand Update: Protests and Emergency Powers

27th October
Zoom Webinar – The 2020 United States Elections: What’s Happening?(Video)

7th October
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Constitutional Revolution (Yale University Press, 2020) – with the authors, Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn and Yaniv Roznai(Video)

28th September
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – Cora Chan and Fiona de Londras (eds) China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? (2020; Hart Publishing)(Video)

23rd September
Zoom Webinar Book Talk – How Constitutional Rights Matter (OUP 2020) – with the authors, Adam Chilton and Mila Versteeg(Video)

24th June
Contemporary Topics in Public Law

2nd June
New Empirical Studies on the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom: A Book Talk with Chris Hanretty (author of A Court of Specialists) and Rachel Cahill-O’Callaghan (author of Values in the Supreme Court)(Video)

13th February
[CANCELED] Fraudulent Sex Criminalization in Australia: Disparity, Disarray and the Unresolved Question of Punishing Relationship Lies

10th February
[POSTPONED] Is Reform of Hong Kong’s Riot Law Overdue? – A Preliminary View

6th February
[POSTPONED] Judicial Studies Programme – Foreign Judges on Local courts: Pacific Experiences and Comparative Reflections for Hong Kong

21st January
Civil Unrest in Hong Kong Conference

2019

25th November
[POSTPONED] Is Reform of Hong Kong’s Riot Law Overdue? – A Preliminary View

21st November
[POSTPONED] Judicial Studies Programme – Foreign Judges on Local courts: Pacific Experiences and Comparative Reflections for Hong Kong

12th November
International Seminar on the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in Hong Kong (CANCELLED)

6th November
Getting it right on Commissions of Inquiry into Police Behavior(PPT)(Video)

4th November
Freedom of Assembly and Protest Policing(PPT)(Video)

31st October
Who will Save the Redheads? Towards a Bully Theory of Judicial Review and the Protection of Democracy(PPT)(Video)

30th October
Human Rights Seminar Series – The UN Human Rights System: Current Challenges and Debates(PPT)(Video)

3rd October
International Climate Change Law: Views from the Global South(Video)

26th September
Hong Kong Protests and Corporations: Navigating through Profit, Principles and Pressure(Video)

19th September
Is Transformative Constitutionalism an Illusion?(Video)

18th September
Panel Discussion and Book Launch: Proportionality in Constitutional Adjudication(Video)

16th July
Discretionary Referendums in Constitutional Amendment(Video)

11th June
Extradition Law and Human Rights: Does the Hong Kong Government’s Bill Provide Sufficient Safeguard for Our Rights?(For a video recording of the conference, please click here)(For the powerpoint slides used by Mr Mark Summers QC, please click here)

20th May
Human Rights Seminar Series: Indigenous Communities, Collective Rights, and the Collective Voice(Video)

17th May
What is Hong Kong “surrendering”? A closer look at the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance(Video)

14th May
Human Rights Seminar Series – Role of a Defence Lawyer in the Prevention of Investigative Torture(Video)

29th April
The Origin of Faquanism and Its Main Points

25th April
Seeking A Balance between Leadership of Party and Independent Trial of Courts:A Review on China’s Judicial Reform

24th April
The European Approach to Legal Regulation of Hate Speech

23rd April
Elections, electoral systems and democracy in Asia

12th April
International Labour Law Now: Towards the Transnational Governance of Work(Video)

9th April
Lost in Transformation: Social Rights Under a Contradictory Constitution(Video)

4th April
Human Rights Seminar Series – Advancing the UN Business and Human Rights Treaty Project Through International Criminal Law: Ensuring Legitimacy and Effectiveness(Video)

3rd April
香港管治問題的法政治學思考

29th March
Human Rights Seminar Series: What is the right to live in the community?

27th March
台灣法治的發展

25th March
Challenges to Citizenship in the United States

11th March
Efforts towards Better Respect for International Humanitarian Law: Global Perspectives and the Crossroads with China(Video)

7th March
The Reality of Law(Video)

1st March
Law and gender in Singapore: Representation of transgender individuals in newspapers

27th February
UN Special Procedures and the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues(Video)

15th February
Sexual Orientation and Fundamental Rights – The Emergence of Constitutional and Supranational Standards in Europe?(Video)

13th February
Democracy: Talk and Book Signing by Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary GBM, NPJ(Video)

12th February
Revisiting Social Reproduction: Migrant Care Workers & their Entitlements in Canada(Video)

1st February
Executive Course: Proportionality in Global Perspective

22nd January
Wildlife Crime Seminar (2.0): Tipping the Scales against Hong Kong’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

21st January
Peter Allan Memorial Lecture in Public Law: The Statutory Interpretation Muddle(Video)

18th January
Human Rights Investigations in the Digital Age: Catching the Fakes and Holding Power to Account(Video)

16th January
Gender and Constitutionalism in Asia Conference(Full Programme)(Framework and Themes – Engendering Constitutionalism)(Framework and Themes – Trans Identity and Constitutionalism in Asia)(Hong Kong)(Singapore)(Taiwan)(South Korea)(Thailand)(Indonesia)(Nepal)

15th January
Fostering a culture of gender equality in Hong Kong: what role can institutional mechanisms play?

14th January
Autonomy as a Form of Internal Self-Determination: A Proposed Role for the United Nations in Monitoring the Implementation of “One Country, Two Systems”(Video)

2018

18th December
Human Rights Seminar Series: Panel Discussion on Hong Kong’s Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

10th December
Proportionality in Asia Conference(Proportionality in Taiwan)(Proportionality in Japan)(Importing Proportionality through Legislation)

4th December
The Public Prosecutor and the Rule of Law(PPT)(Video)

22nd November
When Lawyers are Good for your Health

17th November
International Symposium 2018 – Rehabilitation and Redress: Expanding the Rights of Survivors of Torture in Hong Kong

7th November
Hong Kong: Children’s Right to Asylum

1st November
Legal Framework for Combating Maritime Cyberterrorism(Video)

26th October
Human Rights Seminar Series: Statelessness in Asia(Video)

8th October
Human Rights Seminar Series: A Panel Discussion on Hong Kong’s Unified Screening Mechanism

21st September
The Moral Reading of Legal Pluralism(Video)

20th September
Populism and Constitutional Tension

20th September
#HONGKONGER(Video)

14th September
Emergency Constitutions: Who has them, who uses them, and are they effective?(Video)

8th September
Safeguarding Children’s Best Interests: Translating Policies into Local Practices – Combating Violence Against Children(Video)

25th June
International Society of Public Law’s annual conference on Identity, Security, Democracy: Challenges for Public Law

4th June
Roundtable on the Future Development of Constitutional Law in Hong Kong

16th May
The Hong Kong Apology Ordinance (Cap. 631): the most extensive apology-protection legislation in the world(PPT)(Video)

11th May
Sunset Clauses in the Brexit Process(PPT)(Video )

7th May
The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

4th May
Global Animal Law Conference 2018(Photos)

25th April
Rule of Law in China: Historical, Cultural, and Comparative Analysis Based on World Justice Project Data(Video)

18th April
Failure to Prevent Offences – Reassessing the Boundaries of the Criminal Law

12th April
Radical Federalism

12th April
The Development of Classical Administrative Law and Modern Threats to it(PPT)(Video)

2nd March
To Bark or to Bite? The European Union, its Member-states and the Rule of Law(Video)

28th February
The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Courts in Hong Kong: a Partnership Model?

26th February
Juvenile Justice: Sexting, Young People and the Law

9th February
Proportionality and the Culture of Justification

1st February
Practicing Refugee Law on the Frontier: Refugee Law in Egypt, India, Malaysia and Hong Kong(Video)

2017

15th December
Constitutional Remedies in Asia

13th December
Freedom of Expression, Non-discrimination, and the International Regulation of Hate Speech

12th December
Statutory (and Constitutional) Interpretation and the Separation of Powers(Paper)(Video)

6th December
How Do You Rebuild Northern Uganda After the Civil War?

4th December
China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law?

29th November
Book Launch: Courts and Democracies in Asia

28th November
Do Hong Kong People Support Checks and Balances?(Video)

19th November
Democratic Values, Legal Culture and the Rule of Law(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)

3rd November
Canada’s Laws on Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime(Video)

26th October
Transnational Civil Litigation in HK: Seeking Remedies for Migrant Domestic Workers

23rd October
Book Talk: Does proportionality analysis promote judicial activism?(Video)

16th, 17th and 19th October
Public Law Lecture Series(Video of Day 1 – Freedom of Expression)(Video of Day 2 – Right to Equality & Non-Discrimination)(Video of Day 3 – Right to Property)

23rd September
Forum: Gender Recognition Legislation in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Challenges(Video of Keynote & Panel 1)(Video of Panel 2)(Video of Panel 3)

20th September
The New Dominion Constitutional Framework: Lessons from Pakistan & Uncertain Sovereignty: Ceylon as a Dominion (1948-72)(Video)

13th September
Judges, Access to Justice, the Rule of Law and the Court of Final Appeal under “One Country Two Systems”(Video)

11th September
National Boundary and Maritime Defense Line West of the Chogyo/Tiuyu Islands (釣魚) for Min & Shin (Mdr. Ming & Qing) Empires 借問國疆何處有,牧童遙指釣臺西

8th September
Brexit through the Lenses of Empire: Reflections on Franchise and Citizenship & The UK Supreme Court, the Constitution and Brexit(Video)

28th August
Some Thoughts on International Arbitration in Japan and Elsewhere(Video)

17th July
The Hochelaga Lectures 2017: Investment Treaty Arbitration Claims over Tobacco Packaging Regulation: Running out of Puff?(Video)(Materials)

3rd July
Book Talk: Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments (Oxford University Press, 2017)(Video)(Materials)

28th – 30th June
Inaugural Pan-Asia International Human Rights Moot Competition (PANAHRM)

21st June
The Panoply of Challenges Facing Modern Identification Evidence and the Evidentiary Reliability of Coincidental Forensics

31st May
Promoting Human Rights in a Changing World: Threats, Challenges and Opportunities(Video)

25th May
National Sovereignty in times of crisis: Borderless Europe and its Discontents, and ‘One Country Two Systems’ in China

12th April
Religion, Dress-Codes and Cultural Sensitivities(Video)

11th April
National Intellectual Property Rights in a Global Economy(Video)(Materials)

7th April
Judging, Diversity and Sensitivity in Family Law – One Judge’s Views(Video)

30th March
Case Management and Family Law(Video)

28th March
Asian Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective(Video)

27th March
Cheese, Chocolate and Arbitration: Does Swiss Arbitration Need Sweet Change?

17th March
The State of Access to Justice in the US Today

15th March
Why the Kim Jong-nam assassination raises the need for a human trafficking framework

14th March
The Age of Uninnocence: Technology, Sexual Violence and Criminal Law

10th – 11th March
Child Protection Conference(Video)

9th March
Rethinking the Relationship between Criminal Law and Markets

7th March
Engaged Buddhism – Buddhist’s participation in politics and civic movement(Video)

6th – 7th March
Stolen Goods, Forgeries and Loot: Intersections of Art, Law and Crime(Programme)

27th February
“Refugee Crisis” in Germany and Subsistence Minimum of Asylum Seekers?(Materials)

27th February
Dirty Money, Civil Forfeiture, and Evidential Shortcuts – practitioner experiences of non-conviction based proceeds of crime powers in Ireland

23rd February
Is the European Social Union Crumbling?(Materials)

20th February
The Rule of Law and Democracy: What’s the Connection?(Video)

14th February
Rethinking the Requirement of Military Necessity: Can the Principle Adequately Restrain Violence in Contemporary Armed Conflict?(Materials)(Video)

9th February
Fragile Democracies

25th January
The New LLM in Global Legal Practice at Keio Law School

24th January
Examing Art Fraud(Paper)

23rd January
Invisible Shackles: An in-depth look at the development of human trafficking/forced labour law in Hong Kong(Video)

13th – 14th January
Exploring Ways to Gender Equality in Hong Kong International Forum: Gender Mainstreaming • Unpaid Care(Programme)(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)(Video of Part 3)(Video of Part 4)(Video of Part 5)(Video of Part 6)(Video of Part 7)

12th January
European Labyrinth: How the EU Works and How to Work with Europe

12th January
Act Locally, Think Globally: New Perspectives on Creating Cultures of Sexual Respect on Campus

11th January
Screening of “The Hunting Ground”

5th January
Interfaith Roundtable: Strategies to effectively support ethnic minority women experiencing gender based violence in Hong Kong

2016

17th December
Do Hong Kong People Treasure Rights?(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)

9th December
Constitutional Dialogue Conference

8th December
The Judiciary and the Legal Academy(Video)

24th November
Immigration Detention & Accelerated Refugee Determination Procedures: The UK Experience

18th – 19th November
Senior Executive Programme – Everything You Need To Know About Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)(Programme)

15th November
Secession from the European Union and Private International Law

12th November
Do Hong Kong People Trust Our Officials?

11th November
Life in the UK Supreme Court

8th November
Global Constitutionalism – A Critical View(Video)

5th November
Do Hong Kong People Trust Our Courts?(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)(Manuscript)

31st October
Freedom, Civil Society and the State(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)

22nd October
Do Hong Kong People Obey Law?(Video of Part 1)(Video of Part 2)

20th October
Values in Law: How Principles, Norms and Ideals Influence and Shape the Rules and Conduct of Law(Video)

17th October
Breaking the Link with Strasbourg? From the Human Rights Act towards a UK Bill of Rights

8th October
Do Hong Kong People Embrace Democratic Values?(Video of Panel 1)(Video of Panel 2)(Slides and Speech)

4th October
Harassment, Nuisance and (Un)Neighbourly Disputes – A New Neighbour Principle? Recent Statutory Reforms in Singapore(Summary)

3rd October
Practicing Criminal Law in the Canadan Arctic(Video)

23rd September
Gender Gap in Examination Results and Beyond: Why?(Video)

15th September
The Will of the People and the Formation of International Law: Who Forges the Law of Nations?

14th September
Cutting Edge Issues in US Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Protections Against Unlawful Searches

14th September
Thinking about Evidence and Proof(Video)

2nd September
Democracy, Autonomy and “One Country, Two Systems”: Where is Hong Kong Heading?(Video)

2nd September
Is There a Rule of Law Crisis in Europe?(Summary)(Video)

31st August
Legal Quagmire: Who is in Violation of the Law – Independence Advocates or Those who seek to have Them Barred from Standing for Election?(Video)

30th August
“Article 23 Legislation: Concerns and Imperatives 13 Years On” Roundtable(Proceedings)(Video)(Submissions)

19th July
Harmonization and Modernization of Transnational Commercial Law: An Assessment(Video)

23rd June
She Objects: A Film Screening and Discussion

8th June
The UK Referendum on EU membership: Legal and Political Perspectives(Video)

7th June
The Right to a Fair Trial: Safeguarding Equality of Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Assault through Enhancing Protective Measures to Address Common Barriers in Court(Handouts)

30th May
Dialogue on A Theory of Discrimination(Video)

23rd May
Enforcing Political Accountability for Decisional Independence on Appointed Judges(Video)

5th May
Briefing to the Legal Community – Justice Centre Report on Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

4th May
A Critique of Ancient Indigenous Human Remains in International Law(Video)

28th April
Gender Inclusivity on the Bench: Implications for the Rule of Law

26th April
African Constitutions: State, Society and Economy(Video)

19th April
University Governance, Academic Freedom, and the Need for Negotiated Reforms(Video)

18th April
Gender Equality in Higher Education: An Elusive Goal?

16th April
Twenty Years After the Beijing Platform: the Hong Kong Journey and the Road Ahead(Panel 1, Part 1)(Panel 1, Part 2)(Panel 1, Part 3)(Panel 1, Response 1)(Panel 1, Response 2)(Screening Panel)(Screening Response 1)(Screening Response 2)(Screening Response 3)

14th April
A Dialogue on the Future of One Country Two Systems(Video)

12th April
Freedom of Expression for Those Who Wish to Destroy Freedoms for Others(Video)

8th April
Status Quo Post Bellum and the Legal Resolution of the Territorial Dispute between China and Japan over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands(Video)

29th March
Multiple Doctrines of Legitimate Expectations(Video)

23rd March
The Art of Being a Judge(Summary)(Video)

22nd March
Launch of CCPL’s Hong Kong Hidden Stories: I’m Hong Kong Too(Summary)(Video)

22nd March
Public Health Promotion as a Challenge to Personal Autonomy(Video)

21st March
The Promise of a ‘Negative Voting’ System for Hong Kong elections(Video)

17th March
The Politicization of Human Rights(Video)

14th March
Equality and the Law: A Canadian Journey(Summary)(Video)

9th March
Access to Justice in Small States: Reflections on Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Legal Empowerment(Summary)

8th March
The 2015 Japanese Security Legislation and Its Implications(Video)

3rd March
An Introduction to Negotiation Theory(Summary)(Video)

1st March
Engendering a Culture of Prevention on Campuses: the Bystander Intervention Model(Summary)(Video)

1st March
The Use of Principled Negotiation in the Settlement of Disputes(Summary)(Video)

26th February
A Dialogue on the Future of Hong Kong’s Rule of Law(Video)

26th February
The Global Regulatory Challenge to Foreign Funding of NGOs: Asphyxia or Opportunity?

24th February
Journey of a Pro Bono Lawyer(Video)

18th February
A Transition Foretold: Why a regime change in China could happen before 2030

3rd February
Appointment ad personam, confidentiality and secret operation of statutory bodies – the Antiquities Advisory Board as example?(Summary)(Video)

2nd February
Reading Law: Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor Bryan A Garner(Summary)

15th January
Do we need a new United Nations treaty on violence against women?(Video)

12th January
A Dialogue on the Future of Hong Kong’s Democracy(Video)

2015

11th December
‘Receptivity and Responsibility: Are Mainstream Schools Prepared for Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minority Students?’(Video)

10th December
Lessons from Gay and Lesbian Activism in Asia: The Importance of Context, Pivotal Incidents & Connection to a Larger Vision(Video)

6th November
Previewing the Legal Issues in the Paris Climate Change Conference(Video)

2nd November
“Yorking Pantagruel”: Imposing a Rule of Law Framework for the UN Security Council(Video)

31st October
The Magna Carta and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

30th October
Hochelaga Lecture: The Legislative and Adjudication of Juvenile Crimes in Mainland China(Video (Chinese))

27th October
The Recent Reform of the Application for Judicial Review in England: Lessons for Hong Kong?(Summary)(Video)

26th October
How much consensus is enough? Same-sex marriage in the European Court of Human Rights and the Supreme Court of the United States

14th October
What the Rejection of Anwar Ibrahim’s Petition for Pardon Tells Us About Malaysia’s Royal Pardons System(Video)

3rd October
Understanding the Experiences and Help-seeking Behaviours of Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence(Video)

29th September
Money Laundering and its Combat: Art, Football and Churches(Summary)(Video)

25th September
Understanding and Effective Responses to Explosive Growth of US Extraterritorial Enforcement(Summary)

3rd July
Judicial Review of Elections in Asia(Summary)(Video)

26th June
Freedom of Speech and the Asia Pacific: does Charlie Hebdo go too far?(Summary)

26th June
Righting Wrongs against Minorities: The Role of Human Rights Institutions(Summary)(Video)

24th June
Hochelaga Lectures: Parental Responsibility Disputes in the Australian Family Court: Lessons from a Decade of Reform(Summary)(Video)

12th – 13th June
Morality and Responsibility of Rulers: Early Moden Origins of a Rule of Law for World Order(Summary)(Video)

4th June
Everyone is a Foreigner Somewhere(Summary)(Video)

28th May
‘To Pocket or Not to Pocket’ – A Joint CRJ-CCPL Seminar on Hong Kong’s Democratic Future(Video)

26th May
CCPL Political Reform Seminar Series 2015: From Impasse to Innovation(Video)

14th May
‘International Legal Developments in respect of Anti-Corruption Regimes and Recent Case Law for Bribery Offences’ and ‘Are the Immunities of International Governmental Organizations absolute?’(Summary)

8th May
Issue Estoppel under the New York Convention(Summary)(Video)

7th May
The Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Chinese Context(Video)

25th April
Roundtable on the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers

1st April
Reinventing Cosmopolitanism: International Legal Order in Classical Chinese Canons(Summary)(Video)

31st March
HKU Human Rights Students’ Forum The Peace Between Religions in a World of Crisis(Summary)(Video)

23rd March
Democracy in the European Convention on Human Rights(Summary)

23rd March
Regional and Universal Organizations: Past and Present Interactions(Summary)(Video)

18th March
Establishing Civil Jurisdiction in the European union and at Common Law

17th March
When Parents Violate Children’s Rights- Possibilities for Parent-Child Dispute Resolution(Summary)

5th March
Civil and Criminal Justice Reform in the Philippines(Summary)(Video)

2014

1st – 5th December
Myanmar: Rule of Law Workshop

17th October
Public Lecture, Judge Michael Kirby: The Report of the UN Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea: International Law Meets a Moment of Truth

8th October
Public Lecture, Dr. Andrzej Olechowski: 25 years of the Polish journey to democracy and the free market

2nd October
UNDP High-Level Roundtable on Gender Identity, Rights and the Law in Asia and the Pacific

15th September
Design Democracy Debate(English)

25th July
Political Reform Debate

3rd June
Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion: Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice

7th May
Confronting Strasbourg: From Common Law Criminal Procedure and European Fair Trial Rights to Cosmopoiltan Criminal Jurisprudence

2nd May
Judicial Comparativism and Judicial Diplomacy

28th April
Hate Speech Laws: What They Should and Shouldn’t Try to Do

14th April
UCL HKU Conference on Judicial Review in a Changing Society

9th April
Hong Kong Basic Law and Civil Nomination

3rd, 7th, 8th, 16th 22nd & 29th April
Propser Series on Political Reform

25th March
Legal Regulations for Countering Corruption in the Russian Federation

24th March
Some Recent Developments in Judicial Review in the Common Law World

21st March
The Rock and the Sand: Jurisdiction and Remedial Discretion

20th March
Roundtable: Article 25 ICCPR

11th March
Proving Money Laundering in Hong Kong

5th March
Reading and Rereading the Caroline Correspondence, 1838-1842: Shaping the Modern Right of Self-Defence in International Law

23rd January
Deliberative Democracy and the Law

21st January
Teaching Law Without Judgments – Some Innovations at Melbourne Law School

18th January
First Annual Hong Kong Public Interest Conference: ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE

13th January
Religion in Politics: Power and Empowerment

2013

2nd December
The State of Hong Kong’s Judiciary: Common Law Courts in China

26th November
Communications Innovations at the United Kingdom Supreme Court

25th November
NEW COMMON THEATRE: Voices from a workers’ theatre movement(About the Performers)

19th November
Can Hong Kong Lawyers Avoid Extinction? Staying Ahead of the Curve in a Globalized World

14th November
Selecting the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2017

8th November
Preserving the ‘Analytic Framework’ of Law: The Challenge of Industry Rulemaking

6th November
The Tangled Web We Weave: Complexity in the Australian Consumer Law

1st November
Human Trafficking

29th October
Can the Courts Successfully Change Discrimination and Achieve Equal Opportunity? International Comparisons

26th & 27th October
Using CEDAW to Advocate Women’s Rights

24th & 25th October
The Death Penalty in Asia

23rd October
Not My Life

10th October
Seafood Fraud: Hong Kong as a Role Model for Safe Food

5th September
Globalisation, Regional Integration and Cooperation, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law

16th August
Art Crime: An International Problem?

8th July
Property & Sovereignty: An Indian Reserve in a Canadian City

8th June
Commit to Act, Committ to Change: Walk the Mile with Survivors of Sexual Abuse

29th May
The Rule of Law in China and Hong Kong

23rd May
The Legality of Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect in Classical China: How is it Possible and Why Does it Matter?

13th May
The Problem of Wrongful Convictions

6th May
Taking China Seriously: An Appraisal of the Symbiotic Relationship between China’s Exercise of Seovereignty and the International Legal Order

27th April
Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination Law

26th April
Represent a refugee client with the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre

25th April
Prosecutorial Independence – Especially of the DPP(Notes)

18th April
Public Dispute Resolution in Hong Kong: A Practitioner’s Note

6th April
In Quest of Truth and Justice: The Role of Law and Religion in Pluralistic Societies(Student Conference)

27th March
Cyber-bullying: Should the school make a tougher stand?

22nd March
Singapore’s Death Penalty Changes – Too little too late or the Beginning of the End?

20th March
A Prosecutor in a Modern Society: Upholding the Rule of Law and Respecting Rights and Freedoms

11th March
The Current Constitutional Crisis in Egypt

25th February
Judging Immigration: National Privilege and International Duties

18th February
Terrorism and the Global Rule of Law

8th January
Judicial Appointments in the Senior Courts(Lecture Notes)

2012

10th December
Law, Power and International Politics with Special Reference to East Asia: Carl Schmitt’s Grossraum Analysis

4th December
Nepal’s Constitutional and Political Transition

3rd December
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes: Paradigms, Plurality and Policy

23rd November
The Death Penalty in Asia

22nd November
The Law of Violence and the Violence of Law

21st November
Islamophobia & Islamophobes

15th November
Major Issues in United States Class Action Law

8th November
The Fight Against Illicit Trafficking in Asian Cultural Relics

5th November
Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

2nd November
Free speech, Reputation and Media Intrusion: British Law Reform and what it means for Hong Kong and beyond

24th October
The Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space and the EU Code of Conduct: A New Perspective on the International Law of Arms Control in Outer Space

7th September
International Treaties and Citizenship Law in the 19th Century

26th June
In the World of the Survivor: Panel Discussion to mark International Day Against Torture 2012(Programme)

21st June
Behavioural Science Evidence and the Courts: Providing Support to Victims of Torture in the Courtroom and Beyond

9th June
Legal Measures to Address Mainland Births in Hong Kong

9th June
Land Expropriation: Rights Defense and Law

29th May
Prosecutorial freedom: Why Hong Kong needs an independent Director of Prosecutions

7th May
Global Mining and the Challenges of Transnational Corruption, Conflict Minerals and Money Laundering

23rd April
Cross-Strait Crime-Fighting: Mutual Legal Assistance between Taiwan and Mainland China

21st April
What is Happening to Our Political System?(Programme)

19th April
The Dangers in Changing the law of Double Jeopardy – A Lesson from England & Wales

16th April
Is Unlawful Downloading Really Stealing?

30th March
Segregation of Church and State and the Impact on Religious Freedom with Emphasis on the US Experience

26th March
The role of “Human Dignity” in a World of Plural Values and Ethical Commitments

15th March
Strategies of Liberalization

8th March
International Humanitarian Law and its Contemporary Challenges

16th February
Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in China: Challenges and Opportunities

20th January
Sex Offender Registries: The US, Europe & Interpol

2011

16th & 17th December
The 4th Asian Constitutional Law Forum

13th & 14th December
Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law

9th December
Equal Access and the Right to Education: Where Medium is the Means and the End

5th December
Who Owns Parliamentary Privilege? The UK Parliamentary Expenses Scandal and the role of the Courts and Parliament in Defining Parliamentary Privilege

29th November
The Case for Animal Welfare Legislation

26th November
Resolving Land Disputes in East Asia (Programme)(Programme)

18th November
Revisiting the Free Market of Religion

14th November
Graduate and Exchange Opportunities at Osgoode Hall Law School

14th November
The Role of the Supreme Court of Canada as a Court of Final Appeal on Constitutional Issues

12th November
Beyond Asylum: Refugee Policy in Practice and How Refugees Experience It(Programme)

10th November
Symposium on Charity Law

7th November
The 2010 UK Bribery Act: By How Much Will the Act Affect Hong Kong Business Profitability?

4th November
Environmental Markets: A New Frontier for Asia?

10th – 13th October
Power and Dynamics of Civil Disobedience

7th October
The Responsibility to Protect and Libya in 2011: A New Principal of International Law?

6th September
Imagining Biblical Law

24th June
The Challenges of Religion and Human Rights in a Post-Modern Secular Age

21st June
China’s Religion and Rule of Law Today 中國的宗教與法治

9th June
The Law and Journalism in a Post-Wikileaks Era: A Public Talk with Mark Stephens, lawyer for Julian Assange

7th May
Hong Kong Women’s NGO Forum: Working with CEDAW

28th & 29th April
Recognition and the Politics of Identity and Inclusion in the 21st Century: Managing Diversity in Plural Societies

18th April
Judicial Review and the Environment: Is Judicial Scrutiny Sufficiently Intense?

15th April
New Directions in Comparative Legal Education

8th April
Change in a Changing 21st Century Economy: Embracing Social Equity as a Societal Value & Evolving Need

2nd April
The Situation of the Rule of Law in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

17th March
Sovereign Immunities and the Congo Case: International and Constitutional Law Considerations and their Implications for Hong Kong as a World Financial Center

10th March
Social Science and the Courtroom

5th & 6th March
Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal: The Andrew Li Court 1997-2010

24th February
Judging in Family Law – Am I More than (Just) a “Trial” Judge?

22nd February
New Voices on Hong Kong Political Reform

21st February
Speak Truth to Power

28th January
Sovereign Immunity and the Basic Law: Implications of FG Hemisphere Associates (the Congo Case) for Hong Kong

2010

9th December
The Application of the Hague Convention on Private International Law in Hong Kong

27th November
Deadlock Broken: What Next?

12th November
The Kosovo Declaration of Independence of 17th February 2008 and the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice of 22 July 2010

15th October
Legal Issues Affecting the Future of Hong Kong, 1978-79

11th October
Review of Animal Welfare Laws in Hong Kong

5th October
Law, Politics and the Allocation of Scarce Health Resources

30th June
Sovereign Immunity versus Human Rights: The Samantar Case

26th June
The Protection of the Rights of Torture Victims in Asia and Hong Kong

17th June
Understanding and Addressing Diversity in Hong Kong

17th May
Punitive Laws, Human Rights and HIV Prevention Among MSM in Asia Pacific

13th May
European Leal Cultures and Globalisation

27th April
Media Legal Defense in Asia

20th April
The Report of the Working Group on Mediation: Recommendations on the Future of Mediation

14th April
The Possibility and Pitfall of Inferring Factual Causation

8th April
Does the University Own You – Body and Soul?

18th March
Court Mediation Systems and Mediator Ethics

24th February
The Evolving Jurisprudence on Constitutional Remedies

24th February
The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism Law

30th January
The Trial of Liu Xiaobo and Beyond

9th January
The 2009 Consultation Document – Will it Break the Deadlock?

2009

28th November
Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities: Implementation of Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(Programme)

21st November
60 and Beyond: China’s Modernisation and the Role of Hong Kong

7th November
60 Years and On: Human Rights in China

3rd November
After Kyoto: International Welfarism and the Impossibility of Global Carbon Trading

15th October
The Constitutional Authority of the Legislative Council: The LegCo Powers Case(Questions for Discussion)

10th October
Hong Kong Political Reform Series: Breaking the Deadlock

14th August
Public Interest Litigation in Asia

11th June
Constitutional Rights in Two Worlds: South Africa and the United States

3rd June
The Korean Judiciary: Role and Challenges in Democratization and the Rule of Law

24th May
The Politics of Judicial Review

20th May
Public Opinion and the Court

4th May
The History of the German Constitutional Court – the ‘Guardian’ of the Constitution and its Contribution to the Development of the German Way of the Rule of Law (Rechtstaat)

24th April
The Challenges of Modern Policing

23rd April
Use of the Legal Process in Curtailing the Basic Human Rights of Advocates and Activists in the Philippines

20th April
Employment Law and the Global Financial Crisis – Public and Private Sector Employment Law Issues in Hong Kong, China, Australia and Japan

8th April
Privacy: The Changing Landscape

6th April
The Tyrannicide Brief: The Human Rights Story

3rd April
Ten Years of Constitutional Rights in the Court of Final Appeal

1st April
Accountability and Responsibility – Reinforcing the Criminal Law

29th March
Lawyers and Judicial Reform: Cross-Straights Experiences

28th March
Implementation of the Right to Vote and be Elected – the Theory and the Practice

24th March
The Responsibility to Protect: Preventing Gross Violations of Human Rights

23rd March
State-Church Relationships in Reform China: A Retrospective After 30 Years

13th March
Why Bills of Rights are Dangerous

27th February
Poverty and Rights

22nd January
US-China Relations and the Obama Administration: Implications for Human Rights

15th January
Apprehended Bias and the Reasonable Observer – How do Courts Decide Claims of Bias?

13th January
Leadership by Constitutional Courts

2008

10th December
The Situation of Human Rights Lawyers in China

4th & 5th December
Legal Development in East Asia: China-Vietnam Compared

25th November
Protecting the Rights of Refugees in the Global South

7th November
Criminal Justice in Singapore – Winds of Change?

31st October
Developments in Research, Testing and Teaching

31st October
Integrated and Inclusive Regulatory Management of Animal Welfare in New Zealand

12th September
Constitutional Adjudication and Populist Democracy: When Hard Cases Make Really Bad Law

9th September
William Blackstone and his Impact on the Rise of Modern Constitutionalism

9th July
Intoxication is Never a Defence

30th May
Resolution of Labour and Employment Dispute – Workplace Fairness Disputes in a Global Community: Hong Kong and PRC Perspectives

26th May
Human Trafficking: Regional and International Perspectives

26th April
Towards Full Inclusion: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Human Rights

24th April
The International Legal Protection of the Amazon

9th April
The Ao Man Long Case and Criminal Justice in Macau

18th March
Dynastic Chinese Law and the Modern Chinese Legal Identity

23rd January
Constitutional Interpretation and the Basic Law of the Macao SAR

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