法政匯思新召集人促業界多發聲 IT大狀吳宗鑾「向中央干預說不」

由IT界轉至法律界,法政匯思新召集人吳宗鑾自稱「大中華膠」,認為港民主政制無法脫離中國,故要了解而非抗拒,但在法治受損的關鍵時刻,則必要向中央干預之手說不。他批評人大常委會以「決定」方式通過一地兩檢,當《基本法》透明影響尤深,不值得為經濟效益犧牲法治,指法律界須在法制爭議中多發聲。

法政匯思就選舉主任取消被提名人立法會補選資格之聲明 (Statement on the Disqualification of Nominees in the 2018 Legislative Council By-election)

法政匯思對於政府任意妄為地利用選舉規例,並以某些參選人的政治聯繫及政治立場為由取消其資格感到非常擔憂。該決定踐踏了香港永久性居民參與選舉、投票和自由言論的基本權利。我們強烈呼籲政府確保任何有關參選人提名的決定,都能夠切實有效地保障這些基本權利。(PLG is gravely concerned by the capricious use of electoral regulations to disqualify certain candidates on the basis of their political affiliations and political stance. The Decision has trampled on the fundamental rights of Hong Kong permanent residents to stand for election, to vote, and to engage in free speech. We strongly call upon the Government to ensure that any decision regarding the nomination of candidates gives real and effective protection to such fundamental rights.)

【法政巴絲】存在即合理?

生存所逼係一回事,染上斯德哥爾摩症候群,用世間嘅歪理取代自己嘅獨立思考又係另一回事。究竟存在就是否代表合理?睇下我哋成員鍾定英點講!

法政匯思:《中英聯合聲明》是條約嗎?以條約法的角度解讀(一) 

《中英聯合聲明》(《聲明》) 是香港特別行政區誕生的起始,也是香港現行憲制的中一部份。近年,香港的政治發展越趨荒誕,令人憂慮《聲明》是否已失效或遭到香港政府及中國政府違反。筆者稍稍在網上搜了一下,發現討論《聲明》的文章的確不少。可是,大部份文章都將注意力放在《聲明》的字面解釋,把條文搬字過紙,然後嘗試印證港府或中央有否違反條文内容;有文章則從「國際法」的角度探討,但未有真正利用國際法,尤其是條約法的內容,因此文章只有國際法之名,卻沒有國際法之實。

【法政巴絲】到底乜嘢係Pupil?

話說每個行業嘅規矩都唔同,有時你想同人講自己嗰行嘅嘢,都要花點功夫嘅。 好似有次我去舊同學聚會嗰陣,人哋問起我做緊咩,我答左句「我而家係pupil」之後……鍾意搞爛gag嘅Wendy就即刻問:「吓?Pupil?做瞳孔呀?」……全場靜咗。

Former Bar Association head: Members will unite behind new chair Philip Dykes to face challenges

The Progressive Lawyers Group’s Craig Choy told HKFP that he was very happy about the outcome of the election as he had supported Dykes’ list, and five of the six members won seats. Asked about his expectations towards Dykes, Choy said that he hoped he could continue to be vocal on behalf of the Bar Association: “I’ll be content if he can respond to society’s expectations and the wishes of the public. The upcoming year is especially critical because of the three major issues — the national anthem law, Article 23 [of the Basic Law] and other matters relating to the co-location arrangement.”

Hong Kong woman arrested for allegedly insulting judiciary over Occupy police assault sentencing

The Equal Opportunities Commission, the Bar Association and the Progressive Lawyers’ Group have condemned the incident. “Any attack on anyone based on one’s ethnicity must not be tolerated. Not only is such [an] attack unwarranted, but it also undermines the role of Hong Kong as an international city,”

【國歌法殺到】中港法制存異 法政匯思憂人大再釋法

《國歌法》本地立法在即,法政匯思發言人蔡騏指出,中港兩地法制存在差異,對於法律字眼的理解亦有不同。內地就國歌法就不尊重國歌行為條文的演繹,可能與香港出現不同理解。就如立法會議員宣誓案中,兩地對莊嚴一詞的理解差異,引發人大主動釋法,6名議員因而喪失資格。日後本港國歌法的條文想法會否有機會引發釋法,令人擔憂。

蔡騏談國歌法

內地《國歌法》經已實施,港府正就本地立法草擬法案文本。法政匯思比較多個地區國歌法相關條文,發現相對尊重人權的民主國家,較少在相關法例內訂罰則,對奏唱行為亦較少規範。法政匯思召集人蔡騏質疑,若香港未來立法條文,與內地國歌法相似,勢影響言論、表達及創作自由。

【法政巴絲】冇人可以超越喺我前面

「又嚟到一年一度嘅資深大律師盃賽事喇!一齊去沙圈睇睇各選手嘅狀態如何!咦,隻隻都係當打嘅fit馬嚟喎,到底今年邊個會順利跑出,晉身為資深大律師呢?又有幾多個會成功呢?真係『兩對手打邊爐,不知淥(鹿)死誰手!』好喇,所有選手入閘,紅旗舉起,隨時預備起步!」

兌現成立法政匯思承諾 任建峰卸任召集人

「法政匯思」成員任建峰(圖)噚晚正式卸任召集人同埋核心小組成員嘅職銜,淡出組織,將時間畀番家人。任建峰話3年前成立「法政匯思」,已經講明只做3年,當時好多人都唔信佢,事實證明佢係會兌現承諾。

人心從未回歸

踏入2018年,標誌着香港回歸中國第21年。 每年七一前後,政府總是大鑼大鼓地慶賀回歸,企圖將此打造成香港上下均要欣喜的盛事。然而,任你鑼聲再響,這幾年的社會動盪與撕裂已不能再更明顯地說明了:21年了,人心根本從未回歸。

法政匯思三週年晚宴 (Progressive Lawyers Group’s Third Anniversary Dinner)

踏入三週年,我們的代表人物任建峰從召集人的崗位卸任,由吳宗鑾(大律師)接棒成為召集人,並有兩位成員加入核心小組,他們分別是Jason Y. Ng (美國執業律師) 及陳信忻(律師)。感謝一眾成員及嘉賓出席晚宴,也衷心欣賞大家一直以來對公義、民主的追求。如果堅守法治是一種精英心態,那麼就讓我們人人都成為精英吧。法政匯思在未來會繼續努力,在守護香港的核心價值路上,與公民社會並肩作戰!

Police look into whether Hong Kong justice chief ‘intentionally misled’ bank to secure mortgage

Police are looking into complaints filed against Hong Kong’s beleaguered justice minister, with sources saying one line of inquiry will be whether she “intentionally misled” a bank to secure a mortgage without mentioning an illegal basement at her house.

【法政巴絲】公司法律顧問是神級工作嗎?

//由律師樓轉到私人公司做法律顧問後,相信很多在中環上班「精英心態」的律師也會不太習慣。當公司法律顧問不再是公司賺錢的主要來源,是後援的工作,壓力或許沒做律師樓般大,但工作環境及待遇(如薪金花紅)都未必及得上在律師樓工作的好。工作是不是「神級」,還是很關乎你人生中追求甚麼吧!'// - 愛迪麗 @ 法政巴絲

《有話直說》一地兩檢硬通過?

Thank you FinTV (現代電視) for interviewing our member Chris Ng on proposed co-location arrangement: 「其實我們不是不支持起高鐵,但若真的破壞了《基本法》,會留下影響深遠的法律漏洞,當中關乎香港人日後各種權利的保障,我們要思考這樣的代價是否值得。」

Gov’t should not require transgender people to undergo medical treatment or surgery – equality watchdog

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has asked that the government refrain from imposing medical requirements in a new gender recognition law, calling for a progressive model that respects the rights of transgender people.