大律師指港法庭把關力有限

政府突然修訂《逃犯條例》,將原本未能與香港達成長期移交協議的中國大陸,容許以單次個案式移交,「明渡陳倉」開缺口的修例惹來法律界怒轟。法政匯思成員昨亦有上街遊行,直指修例後遺影響深遠,召集人大律師吳宗鑾強調一旦配合稍後《基本法》23條立法,港人有機會可能因為觸犯23條而被送返內地受審,呼籲巿民留意修例細節,「內地一日未有一個公平審訊、一日司法制度未完善,我哋都唔應該咁輕易將(引渡逃犯)門戶打開」。

劉鑾雄申覆核恐遭疑犯利用 張國鈞料法庭不接納

立法會將於本周三(3日)就《逃犯條例》修訂草案進行首讀,早前被澳門法院裁定行賄及洗黑錢罪成的華人置業前主席劉鑾雄,今(1日)就修例尋求司法覆核申請的許可。法政匯思成員、大律師楊嘉瑋表示,一般情況而言,司法覆核案不會影響或叫停修例,除非申請人向法庭申請禁制令,以暫緩立法會辯論,惟此案有機會成為將來被引渡人士向法庭申請人身保護令的理由。

【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。

Former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho appeals against US conviction in multimillion-dollar bribery case

Disgraced former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping has appealed against his conviction in the US over a multimillion-dollar bribery case. Jason Ng, a US lawyer and convenor of Hong Kong’s Progressive Lawyers Group, said that for Ho to successfully appeal he would either have to present new evidence or witnesses, challenge the evidence from the prosecutors’ side or argue that the judge wrongly interpreted legal principles.

Decline and fall? Progressive Lawyers Group plans new barometer to measure Hong Kong’s rule of law

Written in 2019, a report on Hong Kong’s rule of law may make for uncomfortable reading – but to the authors, it is also a reminder that there is much work to be done. Next month the Progressive Lawyers Group (PLG) will launch what it hopes will be an annual tradition: a record of major events affecting Hong Kong’s rule of law, paired with its own legal analysis and recommendations.

李安然談《逃犯條例》

法政匯思召集人李安然出席Now新聞台節目【時事全方位】,討論各界對修改《逃犯條例》疑慮。

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.

【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.

Hong Kong Moves to Make Disrespecting Chinese Anthem a Crime

“I can understand if China used Annex III to enact nationwide laws to protect national security,” said Craig Choy, a convener of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group. “But is a national anthem law really a matter of PRC or Hong Kong’s national security? I don’t think so.”