委任終院海外非常任法官

近日部分立法會議員,認為二人在同性婚姻的立場或影響日後的審決,質疑其任命。法政匯思發言人楊嘉瑋接受訪問時表示,同意事件令人擔心成為先例,今次以法律議題的立場審查,為日後以政治立場審查開路。法官只會按法律判案,海外從未有指控指該兩位法官因其個人意見左右其判案。而且,終院審案時,必定會有其他3至4名本地法官共同審理案件,質疑海外法官會把個人立場加諸香港判決上,毫無根據。

【法政巴絲】秘書節

剛剛個星期三(4月25日)係秘書節,我同我秘書Ivy去食咗個靚lunch,送小禮物同派利是畀佢當然亦唔少得,因為Ivy真係好幫到手。

隔牆有耳: 法政廚房 男神睇得又食得

法政匯思上周六同傳媒茶敍,同時亦係一班法政男神表演廚藝嘅好時機。咪以為佢哋浪得虛名,好似召集人吳宗鑾Chris咁,原來以前喺餐館做過,由廚房到樓面、水吧都難唔到佢,佢即場炮製一味看似平平無奇嘅蒜香芝士麵包,當佢由焗爐拎啲包出嚟後,瞬間已經被掃清,可見幾咁受歡迎。

Joint Submission of 53 NGOs in Hong Kong to the UN Human Rights Council

The Centre for Comparative and Public Law at The University of Hong Kong, along with Progressive Lawyers Group, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and Hong Kong Unison, coordinated a Joint Submission of 53 NGOs in Hong Kong to the UN Human Rights Council as part of the Council’s third cycle of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR). 

Rights lawyer Chris Ng

Lawyer Chris Ng still recalls the chaos of the unrest in Mong Kok in 2016, when clashes over the authorities’ attempts to clear street hawkers escalated into brick hurling and the police firing warning shots into the air.

【法政巴絲】難道我可以扭轉宿命 重遇你一次

又是一大清早。上班途中,電台又loop這首歌。正值公司人事變動的多事之秋,人走著路聽著歌,也難掩鬱悶。

核心成員下廚會傳媒 法政匯思:擬出動物法懶人包

「法政匯思」今日同傳媒茶聚,新任召集人吳宗鑾(Chris Ng)同一班核心小組成員,親自下廚整咗啲小食招呼記者。Chris舊年已經喺傳媒茶聚上大顯身手,今年佢就整咗蒜香芝士麵包,Emily同一眾行家都讚不絕口。

「干涉內政」究竟為何?

一講到「干涉內政」,相信香港人,甚至中國人,都不會陌生。中國一向主張「不干涉原則」,不會評論或影響他國的內政。可是,更多時候,「干涉內政」是各國官員反駁他國對本國事務的看法的金句。

法政匯思吳宗鑾:港府帶頭破壞法治傷害最大

由本地法律界在2015年1月成立的「法政匯思」,這些年在香港一些重大社會議題發聲,如近期的一地兩檢、戴耀廷被親共陣營攻擊等事件,遵循其捍衛法治、司法獨立、及為民主、人權、自由、公義等核心價值發聲的宗旨。新任的法政匯思召集人吳宗鑾接受本報專訪談香港法治現狀,指港府帶頭不守法,對法治傷害最大。

【法政巴絲】地獄黑仔王

「哈哈哈哈,個個都叫我做地獄黑仔王架!哈哈哈哈!」 以上乃電影《賭俠2002》的對白。但現實中,筆者的確會被家人叫作地獄黑仔王。江湖上亦有詩唱我:「去親街市冇嘢送,抽獎一定冇得中。冇帶褸時天氣凍,車尾燈尾由我送。」 但在職場上,筆者則有「檢控之星」的美譽。

《國歌法》立法搬字過紙跟內地 法夢成員批涉違教育及院校自由

政府早前向立法會提交《國歌法》本地立法方向及框架,建議列明任何人公開及故意篡改國歌歌詞、曲譜,以歪曲、貶損方式奏唱國歌即屬犯罪;政務司司長張建宗表明會在立法會7月休會前進行首讀。《國歌法》的第一條便提到「培育和踐行社會主義核心價值觀」,法政匯思成員、見習大律師黃海榕指香港的司法制度是普通法,絕不會將任何意識形態帶入法例;斥政府回應時只稱引入適當字眼作引言,沒有清晰說明實際如何執行。

一地兩檢條例草案懶人包 (Info kit on the Co-location Bill)

政府近日於立法會提交《廣深港高鐵(一地兩檢)條例草案》,標誌著「三步走」的最後一步正式展開。法政匯思教你看懂條例草案如何違憲。 (The Government has recently tabled the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Bill in Legco. This is the last step in the "Three-Step Process" of implementing co-location. In this info kit, we set out why we think the Bill is unconstitutional.)

聯合國普遍定期審議 (UN Universal Periodic Review)

香港人權狀況每況愈下,Justice Centre Hong Kong等共45個公民團體(包括法政匯思)向聯合國提交意見書,以引起國際社會關注,促使港府改善香港人權狀況,以保「亞洲國際都會」聲譽。(Civil groups are voicing out their concern with the increasing erosion of fundamental freedoms in Hong Kong. Under the leadership of Justice Centre Hong Kong, 45 (including the Progressive Lawyers Group) have joined hands together in a submission to the United Nations, holding the Hong Kong government accountable to its human rights commitments.)

Push to give animal-cruelty laws more teeth

Animal groups have renewed calls to update laws and establish an animal police unit after the death of a dog, which had been rescued just days before it died. So far 50,000 people have signed an online petition pressing for better animal protection, lawmaker Roy Kwong Chun-yu said.

Call to protect Hong Kong’s animals after spate of poisonings and dog thrown from rooftop

Animal-lovers in Hong Kong have demanded the government crack down on animal cruelty with new laws and a dedicated police squad to deal with abusers, after at least 13 dogs were poisoned in just over a week, 12 of them fatally. More than 50,000 people signed a legislator’s petition for action after the spate of deaths, and the case of a dog killed by being thrown from the roof of a high-rise building.

【法政巴絲】在沉默中 依然相信?

最近復活節假期,抽空看了去年上映、由馬田史高西斯執導的宗教電影《沉默》(Silence)。相信很多讀者--尤其是基督徒--都對這部鉅著不會陌生。 和很多普通觀眾一樣,我看完也是帶著一堆問號離開的。 走去跟神父求教,獲贈的卻是句很玄的「在沉默中,依然相信」。作為一個「俗家弟子」,暫且撇開艱澀的神學不談(免得班門弄斧),就談談這部電影讓我立即聯想到的兩三事。

‘Worst precedent since handover’: Lawyers hit out at gov’t’s legal justification for joint checkpoint rail plan

Progressive Lawyers’ Group has once again voiced its concern over the controversial joint checkpoint arrangement for the high speed rail link, saying that it remains unconvinced by the government’s legal justification.

法政匯思就《廣深港高鐵(一地兩檢)條例草案》的陳述書 (Submission on Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (Co-location) Bill)

我們維持我們的看法——即政府提出的一地兩檢安排,將無可避免地違反基本法。(We maintain our view that the co-location arrangement will inevitably violate the Basic Law.)

法政匯思就近來抨擊戴耀廷之聲明 (Statement Regarding Recent Remarks on Benny Tai Yiu-Ting)

法政匯思就香港特區政府、建制派政團及媒體對香港大學法律系副教授戴耀廷(下稱「戴教授」)於2018 年3 月24 日在台灣發表的言論,作出毫無根據的指控深表不安。(The Progressive Lawyers Group is deeply troubled by the groundless accusations levelled against Mr. Benny Tai Yiu-ting, associate law professor at the University of Hong Kong, by the Hong Kong Government, other pro-establishment political groups and media over comments given by Professor Tai at a seminar in Taiwan on 24th March 2018.)