法援署擬封殺覆核王3年指濫用服務 大狀質疑侵犯訴訟權

【拒覆核王申請法援違反基本法?】法政匯思成員石書銘大律師接受傳媒查詢,認為法律援助署如下令不受理郭卓堅的法援申請,可能侵犯市民的訴訟權,違反《基本法》。石表示,《法律援助規例》第11條在八十年代訂立,與1997年實施的《基本法》或有牴觸,因《基本法》第35條訂明保障市民的訴訟權利。他指即法援署接受申請,若法庭不批出司法覆核許可,訴訟便終止,不會造成濫用。

Elderly man barred from applying for legal aid for 3 years, citing ‘abuse’ of system

Kwok Cheuk-kin, also known as “king of judicial review”, has been barred from applying for legal aid over the next three years. Chris Ng of the Progressive Lawyers Group told HKFP that the power to impose a blanket ban is discretionary and “the key question is whether the person’s conduct has amounted to an abuse of the facilities provided by the [Legal Aid] Ordinance.” He said it is debatable whether Kwok had abused the legal aid system. “The Director’s order is amenable to judicial review so Kwok may elect to challenge it.”