【法政匯絲】現代猶達斯

復活節的起源,是為紀念耶穌被釘十字架、死而復活的事蹟。耶穌四處宣揚愛的精神、要保護弱小、為不公義發聲、顛覆舊約中墨守成規的訓示,為當權者帶來麻煩。當時的猶太人司祭長和羅馬人已看耶穌不順眼很久,正找方法捉拿他。身為十二門徒之一的猶達斯向司祭長獻計,可趁耶穌祈禱時把他捉拿。他問道:「如果我把耶穌交給你們,我可得到甚麼?」答案是30個銀幣,成交。

【法政匯絲】雙職母親的日常

上星期二,正值三八婦女節。當天,為了預備稍後跟其他地區律師分享香港家暴相關法律,我找來了吳靄儀(前任立法會議員)於10年前3月8日在立法會的致詞文件。當時她所討論的議案是「鑒於家庭暴力問題嚴重,本會促請政府盡快制訂有效措施遏止家庭暴力」。其時,天水圍滅門慘案發生將近兩年。而她這樣作結: 「其實,我們希望有真正的改變,是令暴力數字下降,社會風氣改變,能夠改得更好。這樣,我們在三八婦女節時才會感到高興。」 10年過去,情況有改善嗎?修訂後的法例和其他相應措施,有體現「家暴零容忍」的政府政策嗎?這是我在分享時的提問,而現況似乎告訴我們,是時候要再次聯繫其他姊妹們了⋯⋯

Hong Kong judges under fire: Do critics want accountability ‘watchdogs’ or political rottweilers?

Hong Kong’s judges have frequently found themselves pilloried by political talking heads of late, and the past few weeks have been no exception.  Former ICAC Deputy Commissioner Tony Kwok Man-wai called on Internet users to “hunt down” the judge who granted bail to Hong Kong Indigenous leader Ray Wong Toi-yeung and dig up dirt on judges’ “relationships with pan-democratic parties.”

【法政匯絲】假日的眾生相

時間好像過得特別快,部門的新春晚宴才過了不久,又快要迎接復活節長假的來臨了。而且今年三月底只要請4天的假,就可以連同清明節堆砌出一共11天的悠長假期!平日還是忙得要命,但當大家準備向腦細入紙請假時,各位絲打仍然難掩興奮雀躍的心情,就如魯迅《孔乙己》筆下所言,「店內外充滿了快樂的空氣」。

【法政匯絲】爆房有底線

「咪玩啦,山長水遠去日本爆房?」絲打Cissy問。「其實係咁嘅,我同佢鍾意玩即興,去旅行好多時都係冇行程兼唔會訂定食宿,因為咁先隨時有新嘗試同驚喜!」我答。 Cissy:「冇訂房?你唔驚要瞓街咩?」原來Cissy都唔係好了解我。「去旅行,最緊要都係一顆閒心啫,基本上只要個人安全,我咩都冇所謂,有現金有護照喺身,我真係未驚過。」 講到呢度,我諗起李波。見到佢被自願偷渡同被放棄居英權,我發現,我而家呢份即興去旅行嘅自由,原來並唔係咁理所當然。我沉默。

The politics of language could spill on to the streets

On the first day of the Lunar New Year, Hong Kongers watched in shock as a series of unfamiliar images unfolded on their screens: a policeman firing two gunshots, burning tyres, and masked men hurling bricks. Such aggression – from civilians as well as police – was unseen on local soil since the 1967 leftist riots.