Category: Current Affairs

More Technology in Hong Kong Courts: Easy Consensus … or Formidable Challenge?

The shutting down of many courtrooms and drastic reduction of court services in Hong Kong in February and March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major concerns about a significant backlog of cases and applications piling up. The public has raised questions relating to why readily available technologies, such as telephone and

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Population policy and the law

I have published in the February edition of the Law Society of Hong Kong’s official journal “The Hong Kong Lawyer” an open letter inviting members of the legal profession to participate in population policy development (the “Letter”). The Public Engagement Exercise on Population Policy (the “Engagement Exercise”) was conducted by the Chief Secretary for Administration of the

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Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

My recent post “Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong” on Oxford Human Rights Hub provides a summary of the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) case of Kong Yunming (孔允明) v The Director of Social Welfare (FACV No. 2 of 2013), the judgment of which was handed down

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Debating intergenerational issues: A legal perspective

Human longevity and related medical advances will reshape the zeitgeist in a multitude of human endeavours. No, duh! At the cusp of the computer/Internet revolution, we had no idea where the technology will take us (or we the tech). We would delude ourselves if we believe we can currently fathom the socio-economic and political implications

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