In the early afternoon of July 1st 2017, China's president Xi Jinping got on an airplane to go home. Here's what he missed:
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.
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.