協助斯諾登的律師:文浩正

三位在香港幫助斯諾登隱藏的人權律師向端傳媒回憶當時。

廉署有權查跨境舞弊

自由黨立法會新界西參選人周永勤指稱,在深圳遭3名北京委派的人士威逼退選,他認為自己在境外被威逼,未必是廉署調查範圍,對調查沒有太大期望。法律界人士指出,選舉舞弊行為不論在香港境內或境外,廉署都有權調查,但在實際執法上有困難。

【周永勤棄選】前廉署人員:港外恐嚇也可執法 惟需內地配合

今屆立法會選舉聲稱受恐嚇而棄選新界西的自由黨周永勤召開記者會,稱在選前於深圳受「3名來自北京的人」威嚇棄選,廉署已就此立案調查。有前廉署人員指,雖案發地點及涉案人都在內地,但《選舉(舞弊及非法行為)條例》涵蓋香港以外的違法行為,不過執法上因無司法管轄權,可能要內地當局協助。法政匯思指若周永勤說法屬實,即內地有人干預立法會選舉,違反《基本法》及破壞一國兩制,內地當局應給予港人交代。

Hong Kong’s pro-independence candidates, beware, warns government

The government said yesterday that Legislative Council election candidates will face possible “follow-up actions” if they declare their support for Hong Kong independence. Without specifying what the possible actions might be, the warning came just a day after a third Legco candidate, Kacee Wong Sum-yu, said she supported independence.

【立會選戰】陳克勤梯隊成員親認賣丁權 涉串謀詐騙地政署

早前於新界東立法會選舉的電視論壇上,候選人侯志強公開指控民建聯候選團隊陳克勤名單中,排名第八的侯漢碩涉嫌賣出丁權及詐騙取得「套丁」丁屋。《香港01》追查這項指控,發現原來具原居民身分的侯漢碩,早於去年在一宗上水坑頭村的丁屋業權糾紛官司中,親口交待與丁屋發展商合謀套丁,亦承認出賣自己的丁權。法官亦形容侯是「借出姓名」予發展商建屋牟利。

【立會選戰】大學生召集「響應」選管會舉報制建泛民齊違基本法

港獨派被選管會剝奪參選立法會資格,一班有心人翻查各派別獲准入閘的候選人資料,發現其言行和政綱均與基本法條文不符。他們遂在facebook成立專頁集合網絡力量「響應」選管會集體舉報,要求覆核其他參選人是否真切擁護《基本法》。專頁管理員之一、首投族Herman揚言不擔心所有候選人「攬炒」,「反正冇足夠選擇畀香港人,選到出嚟都冇用」。

【封殺港獨】討論港獨都違法?大律師:恐怖過23條

教育局指主張港獨違反基本法,不應在校園出現,但政府早於02年廿三條文件中已表明,提出分裂國家的主張或發表意見,並非刑事罪行。法政匯思成員大律師黃瑞紅指,若果14年後的今天,主張或討論港獨竟然變成違法,「恐怖過廿三條」。

Prying webcams used by artist to capture unsuspecting Hongkongers in controversial UK exhibition

Privacy experts have criticised a London artist for unfairly accessing peoples’ personal data after home devices were used without consent to collect images from inside homes

【教局威嚇教師】大律師斥違法治精神:校董會或要承擔法律責任

教育局周日回應傳媒查詢時,揚言鼓吹港獨的教師須承擔「後果」,若專業失德嚴重或被取消教師資格。法政匯思成員、大律師黃瑞紅批評,教育局的言論違反根本法律原則及法治精神,若教師因此遭解僱,法團校董會或須承擔法律責任。

Hong Kong ‘can handle’ Legco disqualification row: Beijing won’t be asked to step in

The Hong Kong government made clear on Monday that it had no plans to resort to a contentious option of asking the national legislature to interpret the Basic Law to fend off legal battles looming over the candidate disqualification fracas. Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung gave the assurance after localist Edward Leung Tin-kei of Hong Kong Indigenous said he would submit an election petition against a returning officer’s “political decision” to disqualify him from running in the Legislative Council elections.

【時事全方位】葉海琅談選舉主任職權問題

法政匯思發言人葉海琅大律師再談選舉主任職權問題

《自由風自由PHONE》再有立法會選舉參選人被否決參選資格

法政匯思發言人葉海琅大律師談候選人被取消參選立會資格及選舉郵遞被禁事件。(30:15)

有線新聞:選舉主任權限在那?否決參選者資格惹爭議

法政匯思召集人梁允信大律師認為,選舉主任沒有權力調查參選人是否擁護《基本法》,認為選舉主任的決定越權。

Hong Kong’s latest strong-arm tactics are fueling a growing independence movement

Long-established democratic-leaning professionals in Hong Kong said it was a targeted move. “It’s pretty obvious that this is directed against the pro-independence or localist candidates, on the basis that these articles are ones that these candidates are likely to disagree with,” said Wilson Leung, a lawyer and convenor of the pro-democracy Progressive Lawyers Group.

湯家驊撐選舉主任有權

【星島日報報道】今屆立法會選舉,罕有地有六名參選人因是否擁護《基本法》的問題,被取消參選資格。資深大律師湯家驊認為,選舉主任有權引用參選人的公開發言作為決定理據,符合法律要求;但同意不同選舉主任對類似的個案有不同判斷,選舉主任有否權力作調查仍會引起法律爭議。但法政匯思大律師梁允信則認為,選舉主任越權。

Hong Kong returning officers’ power to dismiss potential Legco candidates called into question

Accusations of double standards after Edward Leung Tin-kei’s candidacy found invalid on basis he did not intend to uphold city’s Basic Law The city’s returning officers have never been placed under much scrutiny in previous elections, but lawyers have now cast doubt over whether these civil servants should enjoy the right to ban potential candidates for their political views.

陳浩天被取消參選立會資格 法政匯思質疑選舉主任權力範圍

香港民族黨召集人陳浩天今(7月30日)收到選管會電郵,指他被正式取消參選立法會的資格。香港民族黨其後在Facebook公開該電郵,當中選管會回覆陳浩天提名無效的理由陳述,主要指陳浩天雖然已簽署聲明會擁護《基本法》但言行不一、無簽署「確認書」、無回答選舉主任就「港獨」取態的提問。陳浩天指,將會提出選舉呈請或司法覆核。

Wilson Leung on the new Legco confirmation form

【Legco confirmation form】 As our convenor Wilson Leung explained on RTHK's The Pulse, it is difficult to see any legal basis for rejecting a candidate's nomination simply because he refused to sign the new "confirmation form".

TVB Pearl Straight Talk: Wilson Leung on Legco confirmation form

Our convenor Wilson Leung was on TVB Pearl Straight Talk to explain his doubts over the new "confirmation form" for Legco candidates. He also discussed how the government's delay in democratic reform was leading to rising frustration, and even support for independence, among Hong Kong residents.

【時事全方位】參選確認書合法合理?

法政匯思發言人葉海琅在Now新聞台節目「時事全方位」和大家分享法政匯思對參選確認書事件的看法。葉海琅認為事件背後的目是政治審查,顯示政府利用選舉權及法律框架去進行政治打壓。葉海琅又指出,今次已透過行政手段去篩選參選人,中央政府未必會願意再付出政治成本去釋法。