Hong Kong

QT v Director of Immigration: recognising overseas same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in immigration policy

QT v Director of Immigration: recognising overseas same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in immigration policy

On 25 September 2017, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal ruled that partners in overseas same-sex marriages and civil ...
Battling for Equality: Recognizing Civil Service Benefits in Same-sex Marriages

Battling for Equality: Recognizing Civil Service Benefits in Same-sex Marriages

The struggle for LGBTQ rights remains an embryonic fight in Asia, waiting to be further developed through advocacy ...
Two East Asian Approaches to Care

Two East Asian Approaches to Care

East Asia is home to nearly 180 million people over the age of 65 today, almost as many people as the total ...
Lam Wing Kee, Hong Kong, and China’s ever-expanding reach

Lam Wing Kee, Hong Kong, and China’s ever-expanding reach

The disappearance of Lam Wing Kee and four other Hong Kong booksellers sparked outrage amongst Hong Kong citizens ...
Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

Sincerity of Oaths of Allegiance, Freedom of Expression and the Right to Stand for Election in Hong Kong

The frustration of democratization efforts in Hong Kong has recently led to nascent calls for its ...
Rethinking Asylum-Seeker Detention in Hong Kong

Rethinking Asylum-Seeker Detention in Hong Kong

The right of asylum is admittedly not an absolute right given that it requires a fine balance of interests to be ...
Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Hong Kong must have thought to itself, “O brave new world, that has such people in it”, as it listened to a speech ...
Keeping Abreast of Hong Kong’s ‘Breast Assault’ Case: A Legal and Feminist Critique

Keeping Abreast of Hong Kong’s ‘Breast Assault’ Case: A Legal and Feminist Critique

All men are equal, but some men are more equal than others – others as in women, regrettably. It may not be ...
Hong Kong’s Constitutional Crossroads: to Pocket or Not to Pocket?

Hong Kong’s Constitutional Crossroads: to Pocket or Not to Pocket?

On 22 April 2015, the Hong Kong Government finally unveiled the reform package to introduce elections by universal ...
Victory for Islanders’ Homes: Hong Kong Court Rules Against Unlicensed Funeral Parlour

Victory for Islanders’ Homes: Hong Kong Court Rules Against Unlicensed Funeral Parlour

For over 20 years, residents of Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong have performed funeral rites in a makeshift ...
The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The UNHCR previously had the role of assessing and determining refugee claims (“persecution claims”) in Hong Kong ...
The Violence Must Stop – Abuse of Police Power in Hong Kong’s Democracy Protests

The Violence Must Stop – Abuse of Police Power in Hong Kong’s Democracy Protests

In ruling out genuine choice in all future Chief Executive elections in Hong Kong, the Government has done ...

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