死因庭與人權的關係

2012年11月11日,的士司機陳輝旺與乘客發生糾紛,引致警員拘捕該司機;警員把他帶上警車時,導致他受傷。陳其後全身癱瘓,並於同年12月12日死亡 [1]。2018年10月24日,死因裁判法院的陪審團以3比2的決定,裁定陳不合法被殺 [2]。死因庭要求律政司跟進事件有否涉及刑事成分,律政司則稱要等警察提交研究方會提供相關法律意見 [3]。 事件引起廣泛關注,公眾有權見證警方及律政司公正地跟進事件,以確保死者非法被殺所引起的法律責任得到妥善處理。這裡提到公眾有權如此見證,並非筆者提出的一種主張,而是《基本法》下,警方及律政司所必須履行的責任。

【網上論壇】歐盟可就個資外洩處分國泰嗎?(法政匯思召集人 蔡騏)

國泰洩漏940萬人資料事件引起公眾討論國泰是否會因此而受到歐盟《通用數據保護條例》巨額罰款。該條例之所以令全球跨國企業聞風喪膽,不單因其巨額罰款,還因其超越歐盟司法域區外的強大效力。

【法政巴絲】「我去gym」

「我去gym,晏啲會返嚟寫字樓。」大台劇集中事務律師樓合夥人木律師對新同事說。我想講,呢一幕好真!我間事務律師樓啲合夥人都係咁,唔知幾時會去咗健身室,又唔知幾時會拎住包杏仁或杯蛋白奶昔返公司咁。

【冇得唱E神?】Neway被裁定侵權 七天內須刪除環球唱片全部K歌

譚詠麟、張學友、陳奕迅及陳慧琳等歌星所屬的環球唱片,不滿卡拉OK連鎖集團Neway使用翻版K歌錄像,去年入稟高等法院索償,並要求下令Neway刪歌。高等法院今午頒下判詞,裁定環球勝訴,下令Neway須於7天內刪歌,並支付懲罰性訟費。記者發現,Neway仍有環球的歌手選項,但他們的MV大多是別人唱的版本,如張學友的《吻別》是劉德華版、《頭髮亂了》則是吳浩康唱。

國泰乘客資料外洩 有法律界指若證明有損失可追討賠償

國泰及港龍航空近千萬乘客資料外洩事件。有法律界人士表示,市民只要證明到身心和實際有損失,可經民事途徑追討賠償。

Cathay Pacific data leak: British-based law firm urges passengers to seek damages through group legal action overseas

A British-based law firm is planning to seek compensation for Cathay Pacific Airways passengers through a collective legal action overseas following the carrier’s massive data leak, but Hong Kong lawyers have warned this may not be easy for local customers.

Xinjiang and Hong Kong: the periphery playbook

Speaking at the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club on 14 August 2018, shortly before his political party was banned, Hong Kong National Party (HKNP) spokesperson Andy Chan pointedly drew parallels between developments in Hong Kong and those in East Turkestan [Xinjiang] and Tibet. That comparison smacks of hyperbole. As the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office noted in its latest six-monthly report on Hong Kong, the territory “continues to be a prosperous and vibrant city” – a world away from the concentration camps of Xinjiang. Nor is Chan – who previously declared armed insurrection a possible way forward for his party – a particularly compelling advocate.

知識產權法律及法治交流 (Sharing on Intellectual Property Law)

法政匯思的蘇俊文大律師、呂浠瑜大律師及鄒學林大律師獲邀到香港專業教育學院IVE(李惠利),於2018年10月15日講授知識產權法律及法治議題,與修讀設計的學生交流。(On 15 October 2018, Progressive Lawyers Group members and barristers Johnny So, Vickie Lui and Sam Chow were invited by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education to share with its students knowledge and insights on intellectual property law).

【何志平涉貪】同時被捕卻未被起訴 前塞內加爾外長獲撤控或轉任污點證人

前民政事務局局長何志平涉貪在美國被檢控,至今仍在還柙。同案另一被告、前塞內加爾外長加迪奧(Cheikh Gadio)日前卻獲司法部撤銷控罪。有美國律師認為加迪奧或提供重要證據轉做污點證人,將會對何志平非常不利。

何志平案「中間人」獲撤指控 塞內加爾前外長甩身 代表:續與美方合作

民政事務局前局長何志平涉賄非洲國家政要而在美國被捕一案,同案的塞內加爾前外長、被指為何志平做中間人的加迪奧(Cheikh Gadio),於美國時間上周五(14日)獲控方撤回指控。有美國執業律師估計,控方撤銷指控可能因為證據不足或蒐證程序出錯,亦不排除加迪奧以提供更有力證據頂證何志平作為交換,現階段難判斷事件對何志平的案件有何影響。

Interview with Hong Kong International Business Channel

Progressive Lawyers Group Convenor Craig Choy joined Talk The Walk hosted by Harminder Singh of the Hong Kong International Business Channel this week to discuss a series of legal and political issues. 

Interview with RTHK

Progressive Lawyers Group member Wilson Leung attended RTHK's Backchat together with Philip Dykes (human rights lawyer and Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association), Lawrence Ma (barrister, Executive Council Chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and Carole Peterson (Former Director of the Centre of Comparative and Public Law of the University of Hong Kong) to discuss the recent criticism and personal attacks on judges.  

黃耀明嘉賓分享 (Sharing by Anthony Wong Yiu-ming)

上星期,法政匯思非常榮幸能邀得知名唱作人兼「大愛同盟」成員黃耀明到我們的每月聚會作嘉賓。黃耀明及其所屬的組合「達明一派」擅長於作品中表達社會議題。當晚他與一眾法政匯思成員員分享他從1986年出道以來的心路歷程,包括影響他的社會事件、「雨傘運動」前後藝人在內地表演的限制、個人公開「出櫃」的經歷以至對香港同志平權運動的看法。

就劉曉波先生逝世一週年之聲明 (Statement on the 1st Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Passing)

今天是劉曉波先生逝世一週年的忌日。法政匯思與世界各地一起,緬懷劉曉波先生在倡導中國自由和民主中作出的無畏和無私的犧牲 (Today is the 1st Anniversary of Mr. Liu Xiao Bo's passing. The Progressive Lawyers Group stands united with the rest of the world in remembrance of his fearless and selfless sacrifices made for advocating freedom and democracy in China).

Hong Kong lawyers and activists hold silent protest 3 years into China’s crackdown on human rights lawyers

A group of lawyers and activists including the Progressive Lawyers Group held a silent protest on Monday outside Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal, marking the third anniversary of the Chinese government’s large-scale crackdown on human rights lawyers.

709事件默站抗議 (Protest against 709 Crackdown)

昨天為709大抓捕的三周年。然而,內地對維權律師的打壓仍未遏止 (Yesterday marked the 3rd anniversary of the 709 Crackdown carried out in the PRC against human rights lawyers. Even so, the widespread oppression of human rights lawyers continues).

「709」事件三週年 團體終院外默站 促北京釋放內地維權律師

中國維權律師關注組今日傍晚(9日)連同法律界人士,於終審法院門外默站7分09秒,以表達毋忘3年前的7月9日,大批內地維權律師遭拘捕事件。 關注組主席何俊仁要求內地,立即釋放被捕律師及人士,並停止所有秋後算賬的行為,他強調「律師的天職是法律制度之下,爭取每個人都應有的權利,伸張法律公義。」

Homeowners overcharged for estate maintenance as obscure Link Reit deal with Hong Kong gov’t revealed

Homeowners in some subsidised housing estates could have paid millions of dollars more in maintenance fees than is required under a little known agreement between the government and management firm Link Reit.

【QT案】港法院首承認外地同志結合 組織籲不應「佛系」處理同志政策

對於女同志QT終極勝訴,法政匯思成員、大律師楊嘉瑋指出,今次是本港法院首次承認外地同志結合,並歡迎今次終院裁決。楊稱QT勝訴,或為港府應如何對待外國結合的同志伴侶帶來更多啟示,例如外國結合的同志伴侶應否在港獲得更多權利,包括繼承財產及伴侶醫療等權利。楊認為,政府應反思現行對待外國結合同志伴侶的政策是否足夠。

法政匯思:沙中線的調查比較 文:Billy Li

近日港鐵沙中線的工程接連被揭發施工問題,政府宣佈成立獨立調查委員會以進行調查,而立法會亦曾討論要以《立法會(權力及特權)條例》進行調查。兩種調查,有什麼分別? 以公眾利益着眼,孰優孰劣呢?