法政匯思:《中英聯合聲明》是條約嗎?以條約法的角度解讀(一) 

《中英聯合聲明》(《聲明》) 是香港特別行政區誕生的起始,也是香港現行憲制的中一部份。近年,香港的政治發展越趨荒誕,令人憂慮《聲明》是否已失效或遭到香港政府及中國政府違反。筆者稍稍在網上搜了一下,發現討論《聲明》的文章的確不少。可是,大部份文章都將注意力放在《聲明》的字面解釋,把條文搬字過紙,然後嘗試印證港府或中央有否違反條文内容;有文章則從「國際法」的角度探討,但未有真正利用國際法,尤其是條約法的內容,因此文章只有國際法之名,卻沒有國際法之實。

The Lies of the “Ministry of Truth”: How the Mainland wipes away memories of June 4

As an immigrant under Hong Kong’s “Mainland Talent and Professionals” scheme (內地人才計劃), on the day I obtained Hong Kong permanent residency, I felt as though I could breathe more easily. Unless you have lived in the place I grew up and received most of my education – the Mainland – you will not appreciate the immense sense of relief I felt “escaping” from a country plagued with lies.