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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 ...
All Eyes on Hong Kong: China’s New Security Law and Rising Rights Concerns

All Eyes on Hong Kong: China’s New Security Law and Rising Rights Concerns

China is all set to impose a new National Security Legislation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ...
Covering Up for the Face Covering Regulation: A Janus-Faced Position

Covering Up for the Face Covering Regulation: A Janus-Faced Position

The storm over Hong Kong’s rule of law rages on, as the Court of Appeal (the “Court”) delivered the judgment of ...
Protection Against Human Trafficking in Hong Kong: A Disappointment

Protection Against Human Trafficking in Hong Kong: A Disappointment

In the recent Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal decision, ZN v Secretary for Justice & Others, the Court held ...
Anti-mask Law Ruled a Disproportionate Infringement of Rights Amidst Political Upheaval in Hong Kong

Anti-mask Law Ruled a Disproportionate Infringement of Rights Amidst Political Upheaval in Hong Kong

Not only has the Hong Kong anti-government movement not died down after 6 months, but it has escalated. The ...
Protecting the right to privacy against doxxing: injunction as the only effective means

Protecting the right to privacy against doxxing: injunction as the only effective means

Doxxing refers to the act of researching one’s private information (e.g. home address) and then exposing it ...
Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement and common law judges’ extrajudicial opinions

Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement and common law judges’ extrajudicial opinions

During the recent anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong, a High Court judge participated by signing a petition ...
Diminishing Accountability, Corruption, and C.Y. Leung

Diminishing Accountability, Corruption, and C.Y. Leung

The Hong Kong Bar Association formally issued a statement on 21st December 2018, regarding the Department of ...
An Analysis of the Banning of the Hong Kong National Party and the Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

An Analysis of the Banning of the Hong Kong National Party and the Legitimate Restrictions on Freedom of Expression

  On 24th September 2018, Secretary of Security John Lee issued a ban on the Hong Kong National Party ...
Battling for Equality: The Court of Appeal Rules No Benefits for Same-sex Spouses

Battling for Equality: The Court of Appeal Rules No Benefits for Same-sex Spouses

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently overturned the Court of First Instance's decision that the same-sex spouse ...
Free Speech in Non-Public Spaces: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

Free Speech in Non-Public Spaces: Recent Developments in Hong Kong

What, if any, are the geographical limitations of the exercise of freedom of expression? This was the question ...

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