News

2023

14th November 2023
Mr Massimo Lando, CCPL Fellow, published an article “The Limits of Deduction in the Identification of Customary International Law” in Asian Journal of International Law.

13th November 2023
Dr Ying Xia, Deputy Director of CCPL, published an article “Environmental Advocacy in a Globalising China: Non-Governmental Organisation Engagement with the Green Belt and Road Initiative” in Journal of Contemporary Asia.

8th November 2023
Dr Jiahui Duan, CCPL Fellow, published an article “Sexual Harassment in Irregular Chinese Workplaces: Business Dinners, Team-Building Activities, and Social Media” in Law & Social Inquiry.

7th November 2023
Prof Hualing Fu, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, was interviewed by the Hong Kong Lawyer Journal on “Innovating Legal Education at HKU”.

3rd November 2023
Mr Massimo Lando, CCPL Fellow, published an article “Reframing the English Foreign Act of State Doctrine” in The Modern Law Review.

2nd November 2023
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “The Silent Influence of Guiding Cases: A Text Reuse Approach” in The ECLR Hub.

1st November 2023
Mr Edward Lui, CCPL Fellow, published an article “First Aid Administrative Law: Patching the Conditional Discharge Regime” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

24th October 2023
Prof Hualing Fu, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “High Policing and Human Rights Lawyering in China” in Regime Type and Beyond: The Transformation of Police in Asia, (CUP, 2023)

24th October 2023
Prof Hualing Fu, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored a book chapter “Mapping the Authoritarian and Democratic Divide The Transformation of Policing in Asia” in Regime Type and Beyond: The Transformation of Police in Asia, (CUP, 2023)

24th October 2023
Prof Hualing Fu, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-edited a new book “Regime Type and Beyond: The Transformation of Police in Asia” (CUP, 2023)

12th September 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow and Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, co-authored a new book “The Constitutional System of the Hong Kong SAR” (Hart Publishing, 2023)

11th September 2023
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Population Estimates and the Effect of Trap-Neuter Return Program on the Free-Roaming Dog Population in Hong Kong SAR” in Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.

29th August 2023
CCPL Survey finds A Growing Share of Hong Kong People Support Same-Sex Couples’ Rights 60 Percent Support Same-Sex Marriage

28th August 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “The Evolution of Modern Chinese Nationality Law: A Historical Perspective” in The China Review.

15th August 2023
Dr Ying Xia, Deputy Director of CCPL, co-authored an article “An Unlikely Duet: Public-Private Interaction in China’s Environmental Public Interest Litigation” in Transnational Environmental Law.

28th February 2023
Ms Kelley Loper, CCPL Fellow, co-authored a book chapter “Academic Freedom in the Shadow of Hong Kong’s National Security Law” in The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Restoration and Transformation (HKU Press, 2022).

27th February 2023
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, published a book chapter “Judging Hong Kong’s National Security Law” in The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Restoration and Transformation (HKU Press, 2022).

23rd February 2023
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored a book chapter “Introduction: Re-balancing Freedom and Security in Post-NSL Hong Kong” in The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Restoration and Transformation (HKU Press, 2022).

21st February 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “The National Security Law of the HKSAR: A Contextual and Legal Study” in The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Restoration and Transformation (HKU Press, 2022).

20th February 2023
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “Police Powers under the National Security Law: A Commentary” in The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Restoration and Transformation (HKU Press, 2022).

17th February 2023
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-edited a new book “The National Security Law of Hong Kong: Restoration and Transformation” (HKU Press, 2022).

15th February 2023
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Do Administrative Procedures Fix Cognitive Biases?” in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

13th February 2023
Ms Kelley Loper, CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “Intersecting Crises and Exponential Inequalities: The View from Hong Kong” in Exponential Inequalities: Equality Law in Times of Crisis (OUP, 2023).

6th February 2023
Dr Julius Yam, member of CCPL Board of Management, published a CCPL Occasional Paper “Response Paper to the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau’s Public Consultation on Regulation of Crowdfunding Activities”.

3rd February 2023
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “Pandemic Control in China’s Gated Communities” in How COVID-19 Took Over the World: Lessons for the Future (HKU Press, 2023).

1st February 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Constitutional Politics in Asia” in Oxford Bibliographies.

13th January 2023
Dr Marcelo Thompson, CCPL Fellow, co-authored the CERRE Report’s recommendations on Data Governance and authored the paper “Digital Sovereignty and the Normativity of Data Governance”.

11th January 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-edited a new book “Law and Social Policy in the Global South: Brazil, China, India, South Africa” (Routledge, 2023).

11th January 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, was interviewed by the Hong Kong Lawyer Journal on “Face To Face with The Law Society Roll of Honour Inductee 2022”.

9th January 2023
Prof Shahla F. Ali, CCPL Fellow, co-edited a new book “Diversity in International Arbitration: Why it Matters and How to Sustain it” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022).

5th January 2023
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “The History of the Drafting and Implementation of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” in Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law in Greater China (Routledge, 2023).

5th January 2023
Dr Han Zhu, member of CCPL Board of Management, published a book chapter “Rights Movement, Civil Disobedience and Civil Unrest” in Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law in Greater China (Routledge, 2023).

4th January 2023
CCPL Newsletter Spring 2023

2022

31st October 2022
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL and Mr Rehan Abeyratne, member of CCPL Board of Management, published an article “Constitutional dismemberments, basic structure doctrine, and pragmatic justifications in context: A rejoinder” in International Journal of Constitutional Law.

4th October 2022
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management, published an article “Textualism as Fair Notice?” in Washington Law Review.

28th September 2022
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a paper “Pandemic Control in China’s Gated Communities” in SSRN.

26th September 2022
Prof Shahla Ali, CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Book Discussion: Non-Governmental Orphan Relief in China: Law, Policy and Practice, by Anna High: Comments by Zheng Xu and Shahla Ali” in Asian Journal of Law and Society.

25th September 2022
Ms Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “From Legal Pluralism to Dual State: Evolution of the Relationship between the Chinese and Hong Kong Legal Orders” in The Law and Ethics of Human Rights.

9th September 2022
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, participated in a Q&A led by Prof Shitong Qiao of Duke Law School.

1st September 2022
CCPL Newsletter Fall 2022

24th June 2022
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, published a book “Technology and the Public Interest” (CUP, 2022).

31st May 2022
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, led a HKU research team to publish a report “The Use of Digital Evidence in Prosecutions in Asia” with INTERPOL.

29th May 2022
Dr Christopher Szabla, member of CCPL Board of Management, published an article “A New Foundation for Freedom of Movement in an Age of Sovereign Control: The Liberal Jurisprudence of August Wilhelm Heffter” in Law and History Review.

24th May 2022
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, co-authored the Report on Exotic Pet Trade in Hong Kong: Wild, Threatened, Farmed: Hong Kong’s Invisible Pets.

10th May 2022
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, meets Malaysian Prosecutors and Judges to explain Species Victim Impact Statement (SVIS) Initiative.

24th March 2022
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Of Judge Quota and Judicial Autonomy: An Enduring Professionalization Project in China” in The China Quarterly.

14th March 2022
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Judging the Party: Public Law Wrongs and Private Law Remedies” in The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law.

8th March 2022
Ms Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “Subnational Constitutionalism: Hong Kong” in Constitutionalism in Context (CUP, 2022).

8th March 2022
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “Constitutions and Constitutionalism: China” in Constitutionalism in Context (CUP, 2022).

10th February 2022
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a new blog post “Select List of Covid Restriction Offences in Hong Kong”.

26th January 2022
Dr Christopher Szabla, member of CCPL Board of Management, published an article “Reimagining Global Migration Governance: From Insufficient Ideas to South-South Solutions” in The Berkeley Journal of International Law.

9th January 2022
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, served again as the General Editor for a new book “Archbold Hong Kong 2022” (Sweet and Maxwell, 2021).

5th January 2022
Ms Kelley Loper, CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Legal Capacity and the UN Disabilities Convention: An Alternative Framework to Promote Law Reform in Hong Kong and Beyond” in The Journal of Comparative Law.

5th January 2022
Ms Kelley Loper, CCPL Fellow, co-authored a research report “A Study on a Potential Model for Accreditation and Regulation of Interpreters and Translators in Ethnic Minority Languages in Hong Kong” commissioned by EOC

5th January 2022
CCPL Newsletter Spring 2022

2021

9th December 2021
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, co-authored a new book “Constitutional Convergence in East Asia” (Cambridge University Press 2021)

10th November 2021
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “The Decision of the National People’s Congress on Improving the Election System of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” in International Legal Materials.

30th October 2021
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Money Laundering in International Law” in Oxford Bibliographies.

23rd October 2021
Dr Christopher Szabla, member of CCPL Board of Management, published an article “Entrenching Hierarchies in the Global Periphery: Migration, Development and the ‘Native’ in ILO Legal Reform Efforts” in Melbourne Journal of International Law.

19th October 2021
Ms Kelley Loper, CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Legal Capacity, the Disability Convention, and Domestic Law Reform” in The Journal of Comparative Law.

29th September 2021
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, wrote the Preface titled “A ‘Post-National Security Law Era’ Narrative for Hong Kong” of a recent publication: “Hong Kong in China—Rethinking the Hong Kong–Mainland Relationship” (in Chinese) (CityU Press, 2021).

26th September 2021
Dr Han Zhu, member of CCPL Board of Management, published a chapter “Democratic Legitimacy vs. Rule of Law: A Comparative Study of Oath-Taking Controversies in Hong Kong and Taiwan” in Democracy and Rule of Law in China’s Shadow (Hart Publishing, 2021).

24th September 2021
Dr Shahla F. Ali, CCPL Fellow, published a chapter “Transnational Commercial Law” in The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law (OUP, 2021).

1st September 2021
CCPL Newsletter Fall 2021

27th August 2021
Dr James Fry, CCPL Fellow, co-authored a new book “The Values of International Organizations” (Manchester University Press 2021)

18th August 2021
The KE work of Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, achieves OSCO amendment

23rd July 2021
Dr Shahla F. Ali, CCPL Fellow, published her new book “Forming Transnational Dispute Settlement Norms: Soft Law and the Role of UNCITRAL’s Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021)

10th July 2021
Ms Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, was awarded 2021 Rosie Young 90 Medal for Outstanding Young Woman Scholar.

9th July 2021
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored a book chapter “Protest, Law and Regime Type” in Democracy and Rule of Law in China’s Shadow (Hart Publishing, 2021)

8th July 2021
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, published a new blog post “The Making and Unmaking of a Constitutional Crisis in Samoa”.

6th July 2021
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL and Mr Rehan Abeyratne, member of CCPL Board of Management, published an article “Judicial Self-Dealing and Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendments in South Asia” in International Journal of Constitutional Law.

11th May 2021
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Having Your Day in Robot Court” – Public Law Research Paper No. 21-20 of UCLA School of Law

8th May 2021
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “The Expressiveness of Regulatory Trade-Offs” in Georgia Law Review.

3rd May 2021
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Judicial Legitimation in China” in Cornell International Law Journal.

20th April 2021
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a new blog post “Political System Transformation in Hong Kong”.

16th April 2021
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, launched a new Knowledge Exchange (KE) initiative – HKU “Species Victim Impact Statement (SVIS) Initiative”.

15th April 2021
Ms Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Can Hong Kong Remain a Liberal Enclave within China? Analysis of the Hong Kong National Security Law” in Public Law.

26th March 2021
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a new blog post “Hong Kong’s Highest Court Reviews the National Security Law—Carefully”.

25th March 2021
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, co-edited a book “The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions” (CUP, 2021).

18th March 2021
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a new book “The Changing Legal Orders In Hong Kong and Mainland China: Essays on “One Country, Two Systems” (CityU Press, 2021).

17th March 2021
Dr James Fry, CCPL Fellow, published an article “Deconstructing Dud Disarmament Disputes” in Journal of Conflict and Security Law.

15th March 2021
Dr Shahla F. Ali, CCPL Fellow, co-edited a book “New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution” (Wolters Kluwer, 2020).

27th February 2021
Dr Shahla F. Ali, CCPL Fellow, published a chapter “Cultural Issues in International Arbitration” in International Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives (LexisNexis, 2020).

9th February 2021
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, was awarded the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty’s Research Output Prize 2020 (Faculty of Law).

4th February 2021
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, spoke on the “Links between Wildlife Trade, Animal Health and Human Health” at the “Sustainability Summit”.

22nd January 2021
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “How Will Technology Change The Face of Chinese Justice?” in Columbia Journal of Asian Law.

7th January 2021
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, published an article “Foreign Judges and Hong Kong’s New National Security Law” in Commonwealth Judicial Journal.

4th January 2021
CCPL Newsletter Spring 2021

2020

31st December 2020
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, and Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, served as the General Editor and Contributing Editor respectively for a new book “Archbold Hong Kong 2021”.

11th December 2020
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, published a new blog post for the British Association of Comparative Law.

6th December 2020
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, was awarded KE Impact Project Award 2019/2020 for her project “Wildlife Crime: Knowledge Transfer for Informed Sentencing in Greater China”.

2nd December 2020
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an op-ed on South China Morning Post.

13th November 2020
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, published a new report “A Comparative Evaluation of Hong Kong’s Legislative Powers to Regulate Trade in Endangered Wild Animals”.

13th November 2020
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, was featured in “How the Illegal Trade in Endangered Wild Animals could be Curbed by a Law Change in Hong Kong” on South China Morning Post.

10th November 2020
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, published a chapter “Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia): Uniting a Federal Archipelago” in The Forum of Federations Handbook of Federal Countries 2020 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

6th November 2020
Prof David Law, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, was interviewed on RTHK’s The Pulse for its “US Election Special III: Election Results Update, Chinese Americans’ Voters and Discussion”.

29th October 2020
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Constitutional Controversies in the Aftermath of the Anti-Extradition Movement of 2019” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

29th October 2020
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, co-authored an article “Amnesty for Street Protesters” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

29th October 2020
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, co-authored an article “Remedial Discretion and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

29th October 2020
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-authored an article “Two Paradigms of Emergency Power: Hong Kong’s Liberal Order Meeting the Authoritarian State” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

29th October 2020
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, published an article “Reckoning of Our Times” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

29th October 2020
Prof Albert Chen and Prof Simon Young, both members of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellows, published an article “Liability for Imposing Sanctions under Hong Kong’s National Security Law” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

29th October 2020
CCPL Fellow Dr Shahla F. Ali published a chapter “Expanding Asia-Pacific Frontiers for International Dispute Resolution: Conclusions and Recommendations” in New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (Wolters Kluwer, 2020).

25th October 2020
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, published an article “The Fundamental Right to Technology” in Hofstra Law Review.

25th October 2020
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, published an article “Reinvigorating the Human Right to Technology” in Michigan Journal of International Law.

25th October 2020
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, was awarded the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2020 (Faculty of Law).

20th October 2020
Dr Benjamin Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Partisan Voting on the California Supreme Court” in Southern California Law Review.

18th October 2020
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, edited a new book “Proportionality in Asia” (CUP, 2020).

13th October 2020
Ms Amanda Whitfort, CCPL Fellow, spoke at ‘Countering the Wildlife Trade Crisis in Hong Kong Round Table’ held by the American Chamber of Commerce.

2nd October 2020
CCPL Fellow Amanda Whitfort was awarded a Public Policy Research (PPR) grant from the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office in the amount of $462,019.

2nd October 2020
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published book chapter “Teaching Evidence Law in Hong Kong after 1997” in Teaching Evidence Law: Contemporary Trends and Innovations (Routledge, 2021).

7th September 2020
Prof David Law, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an op-ed “What really is separation of powers?” on CitizenNews.

1st September 2020
CCPL Newsletter Fall 2020

12th August 2020
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published “A Note on the Basic Law and the National Security Law” on HKU Legal Scholarship Blog.

7th August 2020
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-edited a book “Authoritarian Legality in Asia Formation, Development and Transition” (CUP, 2020).

31st July 2020
Prof Albert Chen and Prof Simon Young, both members of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellows, published a note “Liability for Imposing Sanctions under Hong Kong’s National Security Law” in HKU Legal Scholarship Blog.

20th July 2020
Elizabeth Lui, Assistant Research Officer of CCPL, published an article “A Response to Infinger v Hong Kong Housing Authority — Same-sex Couples’ Unequal Access to Public Housing in Hong Kong” in the Hong Kong Law Journal.

17th July 2020
CCPL Fellow Amanda Whitfort was interviewed by China Dialogue on “Giving wildlife a voice in Hong Kong’s courts: Law professor Amanda Whitfort has introduced ‘victim impact statements’ for trafficked species to push for tougher prosecution of wildlife crimes”

8th July 2020
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “Why Beijing must respect Hong Kong courts’ interpretation of national security law” on the South China Morning Post.

3rd July 2020
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on “Facebook, Twitter, Google Face Free-Speech Test in Hong Kong: New national-security law means authorities can ask companies to delete users or their content”.

18th June 2020
CCPL Fellow Dr Shahla F. Ali published “The Application of Non-State-Based Standards in International Arbitration” in the Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism.

18th June 2020
CCPL Fellow Dr Shahla F. Ali published “UNCITRAL’s Engagement in African and Latin American Dispute Resolution Reform” in Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.

11th June 2020
CCPL Fellow Amanda Whitfort published an article “Wildlife forensic science in Hong Kong” in WIREs Forensic Science.

1st June 2020
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, co-authored an article “Women and Constitutions in Action” in University of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 884.

21st May 2020
Dr Haochen Sun, Fellow of CCPL, published “Corporate Fundamental Responsibility: What Do Technology Companies Owe the World?” in the University of Miami Law Review.

21st May 2020
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a chapter “The Chinese Tradition of Administrative Law” in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law.

14th May 2020
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, published “Comparative Regional Report on Citizenship Law in Oceania States” in GLOBALCIT, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Comparative Report 2020/01.

14th May 2020
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, published “Foreign Judges: Pacific Practice and Global Insights” in the Commonwealth Judicial Journal.

13th May 2020
Prof Richard Cullen, CCPL Fellow, published “When Universal Rights Meet a Universal Virus” in Social & Legal Studies & Public Jurist.

12th May 2020
Kelley Loper, CCPL Fellow, co-authored “The European Union as Promoter of Equality in Asia: Beyond Economic Tools of Influence” in The European Union as Protector and Promoter of Equality (Springer International Publishing 2020).

29th April 2020
Dr Shahla Ali, CCPL Fellow, co-authored a new book “UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration – A Commentary”.

13th March 2020
Prof David Law, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published “Constitutional Amendment Versus Constitutional Replacement: An Empirical Comparison” in Routledge Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Change (Routledge 2020).

5th March 2020
Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, co-edited a new book China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law?

5th March 2020
The Civil Unrest in Hong Kong Conference, an event organized by CCPL on 21 January 2020, is now featured in Amicus Curiae.

2nd February 2020
CCPL Director Prof Po Jen Yap and Jiang Zixin published an article “Electoral Disqualification, Political Allegiance, and the Courts: A “Fruitless Debate?” in the Hong Kong Law Journal.

17th January 2020
Prof Simon Young, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a new book chapter “Policing and Prosecution of Money Laundering” in Research Handbook on Transnational Crime.

14th January 2020
Happy New Year from the Centre for Comparative and Public Law! We are pleased to share with you highlights from the events we held last semester as well as information on upcoming events for Spring 2020.

13th January 2020
CCPL Fellow Amanda Whitfort published “China and CITES: Strange Bedfellows or Willing Partners?” in the Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy.

2019

23rd December 2019
Dr Anna Dziedzic, Associate Director of CCPL, and Mr Julius Yam published a CCPL Policy Paper “Amnesties in Hong Kong: Preliminary Discussion Paper”.

19th December 2019
CCPL Fellow Richard Cullen published an article “Chinese Constitution is Fundamental to Hong Kong’s Basic Law” on the China Daily.

10th December 2019
Dr Alex Schwartz, CCPL Deputy Director, published an article “An Agent-Based Model of Judicial Power” in Journal of Law.

2nd December 2019
CCPL Director Prof Po Jen Yap published an article “”Remedial discretion and dilemmas in Asia” in the University of Toronto Law Journal.

28th November 2019
CCPL Fellow Kelley Loper and Isabella Seif published an article “”How the UN Compact on Refugees Can Address the Rohingya Crisis” which appears on Asia Global Online.

24th November 2019
Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published a book chapter “A Principled Approach to Judicial Deference for Hong Kong” in Deference to the Administration in Judicial Review.

19th November 2019
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, John Gillespie, Pip Nicholson and William Partlett published an article “”East Asian Socialism and East Asian Legality: A Response to Ewan Smith” in Asian Journal of Comparative Law.

4th November 2019
CCPL Fellow Amanda Whitfort published “Wildlife Crime and Animal Victims: Improving Access to Environmental Justice in Hong Kong” in Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy.

26th October 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Shahla F. Ali published a chapter “Transnational Commercial Law of Arbitration – Developments and Controversies” which appears in the Oxford Handbook of Transnational Law.

26th October 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Shahla F. Ali and Wilson Mbugua published an article “Dispute Resolution in International and Bilateral Agreements” in Intellectual Property and International Dispute Resolution.

25th October 2019
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “The Power to Detain in a Dual State Structure” which appears on Made in China Journal.

22nd October 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Shahla F. Ali published an article “Transnational Law and Global Dispute Resolution” in The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup’s Bold Proposal.

10th October 2019
CCPL Fellow Kelley Loper published “Human Rights and Substantive Equality: Prospects for Same-Sex Relationship Recognition in Hong Kong” in the North Carolina Journal of International Law.

5th October 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Peter Chau commented on Hong Kong’s New Anti-Mask Regulation.

30th September 2019
CCPL Fellow and Convener of the Women’s Studies Research Centre Puja Kapai published a new study on “Unconscious Bias and Implications for Equality in Hong Kong and Asia”.

30th September 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Marcelo Thompson and Zhang Xin published a working paper “Justice and Social Credit”.

30th September 2019
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, and Michael Jackson, also a CCPL Fellow, published a paper “Regime Type, Law, and Protest: A Case Study of Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan”.

27th September 2019
Dr James Fry, CCPL Fellow, and Huang Yining published “”The Semisecret Life of Late Mao-Era International Law Scholarship” in Pace Law Review.

26th September 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Alex Green’s article “Our Constitution, Accountability and the Limits of the Power to Prorogue” appeared on the UK Constitutional Law Blog.

26th September 2019
Prof Fu Hualing, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, Richard Cullen, CCPL Fellow, Prof Scott Veitch and Benny Tai jointly published “”Pursuing Democracy in an Authoritarian State: Protest and the Rule of Law in Hong Kong” in Social and Legal Studies.

23rd September 2019
Cora Chan, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “”Demise of “One Country, Two Systems”? Reflections on the Hong Kong Rendition Saga” in the Hong Kong Law Journal.

23rd September 2019
Prof Albert Chen, member of CCPL Board of Management and CCPL Fellow, published an article “A Perfect Storm: Hong Kong – Mainland China Rendition of Fugitive Offenders 2019” in Hong Kong Law Journal.

19th September 2019
Prof David Law, CCPL’s Member of Board of Management, was interviewed by the Harper’s magazine on “Constitution in Crisis: Has America’s founding document become the nation’s undoing?”. The interview will be featured on the cover of next month’s issue.

13th September 2019
Prof David Law, CCPL’s Member of Board of Management, spoke at a conference on “Rethinking Constitutions When Democracy is Under Siege: A Global Perspective” hosted by the William and Mary Law School.

9th September 2019
Prof Po Jen Yap, Director of CCPL, and Francis Chung published “Statutory rights and de facto constitutional supremacy in Hong Kong?” in the International Journal of Constitutional Law.

28th August 2019
CCPL Associate Director Dr Anna Dziedzic and Cheryl Saunders published an article “Constitutional Implementation for Sustainable Peace” in University of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper No. 836.

14th August 2019
CCPL Fellow Dr Alex Green published a chapter “Successful Secession and the Value of International Recognition” in Research Handbook on Secession.

22nd May 2019
Kelley Loper, Director of CCPL, spoke to TIME about the implications of the two Hong Kong political activists being granted asylum in Germany.

9th May 2019
CCPL research finds that due to the discriminatory nature of the public housing policy, LGB individuals are subjected to an economic penalty of HKD233,539. Findings of the study also suggest that the impugned policy is counter-productive to distributing public housing fairly and efficiently.

18th April 2019
Women’s Studies Research Centre Convenor Puja Kapai recently launched her research report on Dreams of Pakistani Children: In-depth conversations with 22 girls and 3 boys, commissioned by the Zubin Foundation and funded by Plan International Hong Kong.

3rd April 2019
Kelley Loper, Director of CCPL, and Prof. Holning Lau, member of our International Advisory Board, presented on “Asian Perspectives on the EU as Promoter of Equality: Flexing Soft Power” at the Jean-Monnet-Symposium in Germany last week.

1st February 2019
CCPL research shows a majority of people in Hong Kong are accepting of transgender people and support legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

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.

2018

19th November 2018
Kelley Loper, CCPL director, and Puja Kapai, CCPL fellow and convenor of the Women’s Studies Research Centre, made deputations to the Legislative Council’s Panel on Constitutional Affairs at their meeting on the Outcome of the Hearing of the Report of the Hong Kong SAR by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 19 November 2018.

29th October 2018
Former CCPL Director, Puja Kapai, shares findings of her study, Future Directions in Hong Kong’s Governance, with Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung and LegCo Members

21st September 2018
CCPL former Director and current fellow Puja Kapai publishes a new report “#HONGKONGER”.

1st August 2018
CCPL’s Director, Kelley Loper, and CCPL Fellow and former Director, Puja Kapai, presented on issues related to racial discrimination in Hong Kong at a press conference today in advance of the review of Hong Kong’s periodic report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.

3rd July 2018
CCPL published a new report showing over half of Hong Kong people support same-sex marriage

9th April 2018
CCPL, along with Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and Hong Kong Unison, coordinated a Joint Submission of 53 NGOs in Hong Kong to the UN Human Rights Council as part of the Council’s third cycle of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

4th May 2018
Global Animal Law Conference 2018 – open for registration!

1st January 2018
CCPL Newsletter/ Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Edition

1st January 2018
ICON-S 2018 Annual Conference call for paper

2017

30th November 2017
Dr. Alex Schwartz published new article

29th November 2017
Dr. Po Jen Yap published his new book “Courts and Democracies in Asia”

27th November 2017
Puja Kapai spoke on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace on RTHK Radio 3

20th November 2017
Kelley Loper made a deputation on the Consultation on Gender Recognition

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