In the summer of 2014 I travelled with Mashiat Rabbani and Jeffrey Wong to Dunedin, New Zealand for what would be a mostly unremarkable debate tournament. We didn't come first and we didn't end up last. A day of rest was scheduled mid-way through the competition, and as our team would proceed no further, we had the luxury to do whatever we wanted. Mashiat said she wanted to hike up to Larnach Castle, on a mountainside overlooking the city, and I agreed to go with her.
Sir David Baragwanath, a New Zealand judge and former president of the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon, said that terrorism should be prosecutable in UN tribunals, despite challenges in defining the crime and gaining international consensus.
When viewed from afar, it was not entirely clear what Jonathan Scales was doing. He wielded two short sticks—which looked exactly like a pair of nunchuks, disconnected—and did a stirring motion, dipping them into two gleaming metal bowls. And there he was: poking and prodding, whipping and brushing. The bowls were angled towards him and one couldn’t see their interiors. The only certainty was that, when Scales stirred his magic cauldrons, with motions that appeared all but frictionless, out came music.
On Friday HKU law professor Cora Chan warned against legislation of Basic Law Article 23, saying it may become a “connecting door” to mainland China’s concepts of national security.
Chan also cast doubt on CE candidate Woo Kwok-hing’s proposal to legislate Basic Law Article 22—a law prohibiting mainland authorities from interfering with HK affairs—saying it cannot allay fears brought by Article 23.
HK government should accept court judgment and send anti-human trafficking bill to LegCo, human rights lawyer says
Fresh from a victory in Hong Kong’s first human trafficking case, lawyer Patricia Ho spoke out against the government’s policy failures and urged for cross-sector action in a lecture Monday.
"There is room for sitting in the middle": Clare Montgomery lectures on the updated law of joint enterprise
Barrister Clare Montgomery QC lectured Friday at the University of Hong Kong on joint enterprise in criminal law, in light of recent developments in UK and HK's highest courts.