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Hong Kong’s highest court sets new test for bail under the National Security Law

Hong Kong’s highest court sets new test for bail under the National Security Law

In the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s judgment dated 9 February 2021, HKSAR v Lai Chee Ying [2021] HKCFA 3, an ...
Hong Kong: Anti-Mask Law Held Constitutional (but please wear a mask for COVID-19)

Hong Kong: Anti-Mask Law Held Constitutional (but please wear a mask for COVID-19)

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“HKCFA”) recently held that the Prohibition on Face Covering ...
Constitutional Rights of Indigenous People in Hong Kong

Constitutional Rights of Indigenous People in Hong Kong

In Kwok Cheuk Kin v Director of Lands [2019] HKCFI 867, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that Private ...
Should All Male Prisoners be Required to Have Their Hair Cut?

Should All Male Prisoners be Required to Have Their Hair Cut?

In the judgment handed down by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (‘CFA’) on 27 November 2020 (Leung Kwok Hung v ...
The Redundancy of Opposition: Patriots Only in Hong Kong’s “Legislature”

The Redundancy of Opposition: Patriots Only in Hong Kong’s “Legislature”

On 11 November 2020, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) decided to disqualify four ...
Taking Free Speech Seriously: The Right to Advocate Secession in Hong Kong

Taking Free Speech Seriously: The Right to Advocate Secession in Hong Kong

Tony Chung, an advocate of Hong Kong independence, has been charged with secession and conspiring to publish ...
A Review of the Credibility Assessment in Hong Kong’s Torture Claim Regime

A Review of the Credibility Assessment in Hong Kong’s Torture Claim Regime

Since 2014, Hong Kong has conducted its asylum process through the Unified Screening Mechanism.  The process begins
The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

During the Umbrella Movement in 2014, Nathan Law was one of the five representatives who took part in the dialogue ...
A Bittersweet Day: Two equality rights decisions handed down by the High Court of Hong Kong

A Bittersweet Day: Two equality rights decisions handed down by the High Court of Hong Kong

 In recent years, the Hong Kong courts have recognised the equality rights of various same-sex couples in a number ...
National Security and the Right to Bail: Recent developments in Hong Kong 

National Security and the Right to Bail: Recent developments in Hong Kong 

In a landmark decision, the Hong Kong High Court denied the release of the first person charged with inciting ...
Upsetting the ‘apple’ cart: the latest onslaught on press freedom in Hong Kong

Upsetting the ‘apple’ cart: the latest onslaught on press freedom in Hong Kong

The press is always the first casualty of a new despotism. On 10 August 2020, Jimmy Lai, founder of the ...
National Security and Constitutional Rights: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

National Security and Constitutional Rights: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative

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