Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”
Democracy

Ban on wearing masks at protests “thoroughly chilling”

Hong Kong government wields emergency law to ban mask-wearing and facial covering at public assemblies. Photo: Protester in London wears a hard hat with “Free…

Beijing: resolute support to Hong Kong authorities
Law & Order

Beijing: resolute support to Hong Kong authorities

A month-long protest against the extradition bill has turned violent in recent weeks with rounds of tear gas and rubber bullets fired on the busy…

Police Spread White Terror by Arresting Protestors at Hospitals, Doctors Say
Law & Order

Police Spread White Terror by Arresting Protestors at Hospitals, Doctors Say

The Hong Kong police stand accused of breaching the normal procedures by arresting protestors with the assistance from the Hospital Authority (HA), prompting the legal…

Hong Kong’s moment
Law & Order

Hong Kong’s moment

Two million Hong Kongers, nearly one-third of the city’s population, swarmed into the streets on Sunday, forcing the chief executive to finally offer her apology…

In uphill fight, protesters and pro-democracy camps call on chief executive to revoke extradition bill
Law & Order

In uphill fight, protesters and pro-democracy camps call on chief executive to revoke extradition bill

The next reading of Hong Kong’s proposed extradition law is on hold as a big part of Hong Kong gathered in Admiralty to express their…

Massive Protests May Do Little to Stop HK’s New Extradition Law
Law & Order

Massive Protests May Do Little to Stop HK’s New Extradition Law

In a historical march, more than 1 million Hong Kongers took to the streets yesterday to protest against the government’s extradition bill that would allow…

Pressure mounts for HK to strengthen proposed extradition law
Law & Order

Pressure mounts for HK to strengthen proposed extradition law

By Alfred Romann International concern continues to mount around Hong Kong’s new extradition law, a piece of legislation that was born out of a legal…

Extradition law move to bypass LegCo; USA-HK Policy Act under increasing threat
Law & Order

Extradition law move to bypass LegCo; USA-HK Policy Act under increasing threat

In an unprecedented move, the Hong Kong government will submit a controversial proposal to amend the city’s extradition law directly to the Legislative Council (LegCo)…

Peepers: Police chief calls for anti-voyeurism law
Law & Order

Peepers: Police chief calls for anti-voyeurism law

Hong Kong’s police chief is calling for a specific law in the city to fight ‘upskirt’ photo-taking after the top court ruled that the charge…

Are you being watched? Taxi video footage triggers privacy concerns
Law & Order

Are you being watched? Taxi video footage triggers privacy concerns

An Uber driver leaking a video of two celebrities in the back seat has sparked debate on whether this is a breach of privacy law…

‘Remain vigilant’ says PLG report on Hong Kong rule of law
Law & Order

‘Remain vigilant’ says PLG report on Hong Kong rule of law

The Progressive Lawyers Group of Hong Kong, in its inaugural report, elaborates on the implementation of the rule of law in the city and warns…

HK effort to ease extradition law concerns fall short; many rendition routes to China remain
Law & Order

HK effort to ease extradition law concerns fall short; many rendition routes to China remain

H In amending a controversial extradition law, the Hong Kong government removed nine types of commercial crimes for which extradition would be allowed, but warnings…

Business groups win concessions on extradition law
Law & Order

Business groups win concessions on extradition law

Concern has increased within the business community in Hong Kong since the government proposed amendments to extradition legislation to allow the SAR to transfer suspects…

Murder shines spotlight on HK extradition loopholes
Law & Order

Murder shines spotlight on HK extradition loopholes

Hong Kong legislators were set Friday to debate a proposal from the Security Bureau that would allow extraditions to Taiwan, Macau and mainland China for…

Feeling Blue about Rule of law
Law & Order

Feeling Blue about Rule of law

A survey by local think tank The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre found that only 35 percent of the Hong Kongers are satisfied with the general…

Justice Chief Cheng Breaks Silence on Leung Investigation
Law & Order

Justice Chief Cheng Breaks Silence on Leung Investigation

Hong Kong’s justice chief Ms Teresa Cheng came under fire over the Christmas holidays for a controversial decision by the Department of Justice to drop…

Law Society seeks to push out foreign lawyers
Law & Order

Law Society seeks to push out foreign lawyers

The Law Society of Hong Kong has proposed restricting the work of non-Hong Kong lawyers and increasing the ratio of local to foreign lawyers in…

National Security: Little brother shows up big brother in front of parents
Law & Order

National Security: Little brother shows up big brother in front of parents

On Monday, Macau proposed to form a national security commission to further uphold national security in the special administrative city. The commission will examine how…

The next step: Government considers banning a political party
Law & Order

The next step: Government considers banning a political party

In an unprecedented move, the Hong Kong government is considering banning a political party. It is the first and the most severe attempt against separatists…

公民實踐培育基金「誰帶頭摧毀廉署和法治」語錄
Governance

公民實踐培育基金「誰帶頭摧毀廉署和法治」語錄

公民實踐培育基金於上周六在香港大學舉行了名為「誰帶頭摧毀廉署和法治」的公眾論壇,多名前政府官員和法律界重量級人物均有出席,不少焦點落在已退休多年、特意由倫敦來港出席論壇的前廉政專員施百偉(Mr. Bertrand de Speville),《港報》在此與讀者重溫論壇的部份語錄。 (撰文、攝影:Salice Wong)

港大法律系教授:確認書安排多此一舉
Law & Order

港大法律系教授:確認書安排多此一舉

社民連主席吳文遠、副主席陳德章,及本土民主前線梁天琦分別入稟高院申請司法覆核,望推翻選管會要求立法會選舉參選人簽署「確認書」的決定。高等法院明將處理申請。而香港大學法律學院楊艾文教授指選管會有關新候選人確認書的理據難以令人信服,法理上並無需要。

Top legal prof: New electoral confirmation form is redundant
Law & Order

Top legal prof: New electoral confirmation form is redundant

Professor Simon Young of the University of Hong Kong challenges legality of an additional confirmation form required by the EAC and its authority to invalidate…

CY: We’ll relay Hongkongers’ concerns over Lam Wing-kee
Law & Order

CY: We’ll relay Hongkongers’ concerns over Lam Wing-kee

The chief executive says it’s time to review the cross-border notification mechanism and will assign officials to take follow-up action. Photo: Jeni Zhi

2名建制派人物呼籲重建一國兩制信心阻港獨
HK-China Relations

2名建制派人物呼籲重建一國兩制信心阻港獨

(圖:民建聯副主席周浩鼎指出,港獨情緒源於一國兩制連作時有問題,他呼籲各界對香港的一「一國兩制」有信心。)

(更新) 申訴專員公署拒絕受理林榮順關注小組 指訴求非由受屈人士親自提出
Law & Order

(更新) 申訴專員公署拒絕受理林榮順關注小組 指訴求非由受屈人士親自提出

(英文原文於3月23日刊登,請點擊此處)

Unwise and Misguided: Human rights activists slam diplomat
Immigration

Unwise and Misguided: Human rights activists slam diplomat

In a rare comment on Hong Kong’s internal politics, Nepalese Consul Baliram Prasad Dhami spoke out on the issue of creating refugee camps in a…

香港需要中國助抵擋全球恐怖主義
Bill Majcher

香港需要中國助抵擋全球恐怖主義

香港可能有人同情暴力的聖戰襲擊,而成功的恐襲幾乎必定是跨越國界。香港的網絡貫通東西方,正正令此城面臨恐襲威脅。單靠香港警隊難以保障我們安全。 本文由港報記者Benny Kwok翻譯。原文見於此處。

EOC proposes law reform: Cohabiting relationships and new immigrants the talking points
Human Rights

EOC proposes law reform: Cohabiting relationships and new immigrants the talking points

York Chow’s final call as chairman of the EOC seeks to better protect the rights of minority groups. As comprehensive as the report is, it…

Hong Kong needs China for protection from global terrorism
HK-China Relations

Hong Kong needs China for protection from global terrorism

While Hong Kong may have local sympathisers to violent jihad, effective plots almost always have a transnational dimension. Hong Kong’s East-West connections put it at…

Case not closed: Concern group for late blind footballer turns to Ombudsman in search for justice
Law & Order

Case not closed: Concern group for late blind footballer turns to Ombudsman in search for justice

Those seeking justice for late blind footballer, Terry Lam Wing-shun (林榮順), have decided that government departments will be pushed into action only if the Ombudsman…