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Why the national anthem law will not apply retrospectively

In an article in the SCMP, Richard Cullen contends that the criminal prohibition on disrespecting the national anthem, which is likely to become law in the current legislative session, could be applied to acts that have already occurred, well before its promulgation. 1,041 more words

Constitutional Law

A book, a house, and a meal: Rights for all?

by Allyna Ng

What are socioeconomic rights?

Wikipedia (read: the most ‘reliable’ source of information) defines socioeconomic rights as economic, social and cultural rights such as the right to education, right to housing, right to adequate standard of living, right to health and the right to science and culture. 1,119 more words


No summary justice in the Labour Tribunal

The Court of Appeal has issued guidance for the disposal of statutory contempt proceedings in the Labour Tribunal: In re Mahesh J Roy (Secretary for Justice intervening) 632 more words

Human Rights

The Ubamaka exception: distillation and commentary

One immediately striking aspect of the human rights regime in Hong Kong is that most of it it doesn’t protect aliens aggrieved by immigration decisions. There’s a very real sense here that aliens are immigrants first, humans second. 4,006 more words

Constitutional Law

Do you enjoy assembly rights when you trespass? Oscar Lai and the scope of civil liberties

Published in the middle of a little break I took from this blog was Mr Justice Chow’s judgment in the Lai Man Lok application for judicial review: … 2,903 more words

Constitutional Law