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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Why Hong Kong has special needs for SEN laws?

Hong Kong has enacted laws and ratified treaties to protect disabled persons and children. But, there are very few laws addressing specifically the provision of educational services for children with special needs. Non-binding instruments largely govern this topic. To its credit, the government has issued and continuously refined education policies since 1997. Students with severe or

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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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