【移交逃犯】8專業團體都遊行 法政匯思斥修例褫奪立會監管權

8個專業團體學術,包括自由學者聯盟、放射良心、進步教師同盟、法政匯思、保險起動、思言財雋、社工復興和民主進步會計師,今日都有參與民陣的遊行,反對港府修訂《逃犯條例》。法政匯思召集人李安然表示,新修訂的法例將會褫奪立法會的監管權,證明政府所說的「保障只會更多、不會更小」的說法並不正確。此外,雖然李家超經常說法庭會把關,但法庭只會審視外地提交的證據,是否構成表面證據,只要構成,法庭就會同意引渡,顯示這個把關作用根本不足。

Jason Y. Ng Attended RTHK Interview on Extradition Laws

Progressive Lawyers Group Convenor Jason Y. Ng attended radio programme Backchat today to discuss, among other things, the Government’s plan to amend the extradition laws which will allow Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to mainland China.

Lawmakers and NGOs call for longer consultation on archives law and access to information regime

A coalition of lawmakers, activists and civil society groups have said that the ongoing consultation for two reform proposals – an archives law, and an access to information law – should be extended for another two months.

Public consultation on the two proposals began last December and was intended to last three months. However, the arrangement was criticised on Wednesday by lawmakers Charles Mok and Tanya Chan, along with the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), the Archives Action Group (AAG) and the Progressive Lawyers Group.

吳敏兒嘉賓分享 (Sharing by Ms Carol Ng)

法政匯思很榮幸邀請到 職工盟(HKCTU) 主席 吳敏兒 Carol Ng(Carol)小姐擔任一月月會的嘉賓,與成員分享她參與本地工運的心路歷程 (We were honored to have 吳敏兒 Carol Ng, chairperson of 職工盟(HKCTU), join us for our January monthly general meeting)。

【我城我書 One City One Book Hong Kong】

The Progressive Lawyers Group is honoured to be invited to attend the opening event of One City One Book Hong Kong and talk about this year’s chosen book, “The Arrival” by Australian Chinese graphic novelist Shaun Tan.

元旦遊行 (New Year Protest 2019)

我們正參與元旦遊行,並呼籲司長維護律政司一貫政策,就涉及高官的案件,尋求獨立法律意見,免除公眾「官官相護」的質疑 (The Progressive Lawyers Group has joined the New Year protest. We call on the Secretary for Justice to respect and follow established policies of the Department of Justice and seek independent legal advice on its decision to press charges against former senior government officials in order to remove any suspicion of conflicts of interest).

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).

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。

【為迎戰未來裝備】吳靄儀《拱心石下 — 從政十八年》座談會系列(三之一)

題目:法治危機 ─ 這條路能怎樣走下去?
臨立會、居港權、人大釋法、黑衣遊行、反對 23 條立法 ─ 連場硬仗深入民心 ; 今天威權匕現 : 一地兩檢、褫奪參選權、禁制民族黨 ─ 以前的路還行得通嗎?法律界仍能發揮作用嗎?

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).

七一遊行﹕衷心感謝 (July 1 March: Full of Gratitute)

法政匯思由衷地感謝今年七一仍然無懼烈日和風雨出來遊行的每位香港市民 (Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who braved the sunshine and the rain to march on 1 July).

地厚天高 (Lost In the Fumes)

上月底,法政匯思有幸能邀得電影《地厚天高》的導演林子穎小姐及監製崔允信先生到我們的每月聚會作嘉賓,與一眾會員分享電影的創作背景,並探討香港獨立電影的定位和出路。(We were honoured to have Miss Nora Lam, Director of Lost in Fumes, and Mr Vincent Chui, Executive Producer of the movie, join us at our monthly meeting in June. They shared with us the background of the movie and the future of Hong Kong's independent movie industry.)

七一遊行 (Annual Pro-democracy July 1 March)

自2015年成立以來,法政匯思積極參與過共三次由民間人權陣線組織的七一遊行。

本週日我們的成員將再次參與遊行和在灣仔軒尼詩道344號昌業大廈對出位置(近天樂里)擺設街站。(The Progressive Lawyers Group has taken an active part in each of the 3 annual July 1 marches organised by the Civil Human Rights Front since it was established in 2015.

It will again do so this Sunday. Our members will be marching in force and setting up a street stall near Cheong Ip Building, 344 Hennessy Road, Wanchai (near Tin Lok Lane).)

七一遊行﹕年度報告 (July 1 March: Annual Report)

我們會在今年七一遊行派發這記錄了法政匯思過去一年的工作的單張。總結一下,我們刊發了10份及另外簽署了7份正式聲明、參與了17次會議、公開論壇、學校講座及立法會專家小組會議、與各傳媒就各議題提供了超過180次法律觀點及意見、寫作了超過120份文章、與其他眾多的親民主派專業團體(特別是「一地兩檢關注組」)參與了各種重要的工作。

認識風雨蘭 (Meeting Rainlily)

上周四,法政匯思有幸邀得風雨蘭的代表伍穎琳小姐及黃瑞紅大律師參與我們的聚會,為我們分享性騷擾受害人歷經平機會調停過程的艱苦、當中的現實考慮及透過現時機制實現公義的不足。我們深受討論啟發,認為 #metoo 運動是一場永不休止的抗爭,需要持續的教育及堅實的公眾支持。

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。

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。

港大法律學會法律論壇 ﹕一地兩檢的法與理

法政匯思召集人吳宗鑾於港大法律學會法律論壇向何君堯呼籲勸其勿誤導公眾,並引述政府提交予立法會秘書處的法律意見,連政府都承認,一地兩檢《合作安排》的本質是一個中港政府的行政安排,而去年12月的人大決定也不屬《基本法》一部分;《合作安排》未經香港本地立法,也尚無法律效力。因此,關鍵問題是現時於立法會討論的一地兩檢法案是否能夠符合《基本法》。吳認為,法案明顯違反《基本法》第18、19條,政府根本未能從現時的《基本法》提出理據支持法案並無違憲。

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!

《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。」