李安然:如被警察拘捕後應注意的事情

法政匯思召集人李安然向城大學生分享如被警察拘捕後應注意的事情。

專業團體強烈譴責警方7.21於上環一帶以過度武力清場之聯合聲明 (Joint Statement by the Professional Organisations to strongly condemn the excessive use of force by the police to disperse protesters on 7.21 in the area of ​​Sheung Wan)

警方使用過度武力,罔顧市民性命安全,並肆意違反專業操守。專業團體對此予以強烈譴責,我們要求政府及警方作出詳細交代。與此同時,我們重申政府應馬上成立獨立調查委員會,以修補社會撕裂,化解危機。並儘快重啟政改,早日落實雙普選,從制度上徹底解決社會問題。(The excessive use of force of the police disregards the safety of the citizens and is a blatant violation of professional conduct. We strongly condemn the police’s actions and demand the government and the police to give detailed accounts of such use of force. Meanwhile, we reiterate that the government should immediately set up an independent investigation committee in order to salvage our fragmented society and resolve the current crisis. Moreover, the government should reinitiate political reforms as soon as possible and implement universal suffrage in the elections of Legislative Council members and the Chief Executive so as to resolve the problems of our society at a systemic level.)

【被拘捕懶人包 Arrest Lazy Pack】

有見於近日大眾對於警察權力的疑問,法政匯思就截停、搜身和拘捕幾方面準備了「懶人包」,提供簡短法律資訊。此「懶人包」僅就一些重點問題作出回應,我們建議各位除了閱讀這個系列的「懶人包」,亦應同時參考由其他團體所準備的資料,以盡量掌握全部資訊。另外,本「懶人包」所提供資料只供初步參考,如各位需要較深入的法律意見或支援,請諮詢律師意見。 PLG has prepared a "lazy pack" regarding the police's powers to stop, search, and arrest. This pack only answers a few key issues and we suggest that readers also look at information prepared by other groups. Further, this pack only serves as preliminary information for reference. If you need more in-depth legal advice or support, please consult a lawyer.

Hong Kong police quit posts at two city hospitals after complaining they were verbally abused over extradition bill arrests

Barrister Chris Ng Chung-luen, who also signed the petition, said the police misunderstood their power. He said the privacy exemption cited by the association was not exercised by the officers themselves, but by the hospitals. That means if hospital staff decline to pass on patients’ information to officers, police cannot force them to do so.

民權觀察接3嚴重個案

法政匯思成員楊嘉瑋認為,特首應成立獨立調查委員會調查警權濫用問題,「搵真相、搵原因、檢討制度問題」。因委員會有運用司法程序權力,又有傳召專家與政府官員能力,加上制度保障受害證人不會因出庭而成為在場證據被秋後算賬。委員會主席多數由退休大法官擔任,較投訴警察課及監警會獨立。他續指,警隊可向委員會申請資料保密,由委員會審視及批核,保障警方機密。國際特赦組織補充,過去10年聯合國已三度批評香港監警制度不夠獨立。

法政匯思:要求政府成立獨立調查委員會專責調查 6.12事件

法政匯思要求政府成立獨立調查委員會,專責調查警方在6月12日過度使用武力的情況、檢討執法部門使用武力指引等。

【截停與搜身懶人包 Stop and Search Lazy Pack】

有見於近日大眾對於警察權力的疑問,法政匯思就截停、搜身和拘捕幾方面準備了「懶人包」,提供簡短法律資訊。此「懶人包」僅就一些重點問題作出回應,我們建議各位除了閱讀這個系列的「懶人包」,亦應同時參考由其他團體所準備的資料,以盡量掌握全部資訊。另外,本「懶人包」所提供資料只供初步參考,如各位需要較深入的法律意見或支援,請諮詢律師意見。 PLG has prepared a "lazy pack" regarding the police's powers to stop, search, and arrest. This pack only answers a few key issues and we suggest that readers also look at information prepared by other groups. Further, this pack only serves as preliminary information for reference. If you need more in-depth legal advice or support, please consult a lawyer.

Hong Kong protesters are defiant in the face of police rubber bullets: ‘We have to do something’

With surgical masks and goggles balanced on their faces, Hong Kongers Jay and Elise Lee take a moment to rest in an underpass near the city’s Legislative Council, its parliamentary equivalent.

首份香港法治報告已公布!(Launch of Rule of Law Report)

在此報告,我們概括了2018年度影響香港法治的事件,提供法律分析,並向政府及其他持份者作出建議。(Great thanks to our team and media friends for making the launch of our inaugural Rule of Law Report a success! In our Rule of Law Report 2018, we record events which affected the rule of law in Hong Kong in 2018, provide legal analysis of the same, and make recommendations for the government and stakeholders.)

Asia’s world city? Hong Kong ethnic minorities feel targeted by police stop and search actions

British teacher and performer David Allen had just got on his motorbike on a busy street in Ho Man Tin last month when he was suddenly stopped by three police officers asking for his identification papers.

It was not the first time he had been stopped by police. But this time, Allen decided to record the exchange because he wanted to show others the prejudice he has faced from police. “Based on my own personal experience, on occasion I have been singled out because of my skin colour. There seems to be a racial bias in policing,” he told HKFP.

HK20: Hong Kong democracy activists struggle to be heard under Pres. Xi Jinping security lockdown

Barrister Randy Shek of the Progressive Lawyers Group criticised the police for a “lack of self-restraint” when handling pro-democracy protests.

“The duty of police is to defend and enforce the law, but their acts have infringed upon our constitution,” Shek told HKFP. The Basic Law guarantees Hongkongers the rights to a range of freedoms, such as of peaceful assemblies and of expression. He said that though there are limits to these freedoms, the restrictions must be proportional and prescribed by law.

Woman guilty of assaulting Hong Kong police officer ‘with her breasts’ appeals

Four anti-parallel protesters found guilty of police assault and obstruction – including a woman was said to have attacked a police officer with her breasts – appeared before the High Court on Wednesday morning to appeal the conviction and sentence. One of the defendants has asked to submit a new video clip to the court.

Let’s stick to the facts: The strange case of superintendent Chu King-wai

Just to recap: Superintendent Franklin Chu King-wai, the former commander for the Sha Tin Division, was filmed hitting pedestrians unwittingly caught up in a protest in Mong Kok on November 26, 2014. Some pedestrians were in the path of the said baton and obstructed the baton in the due execution of its duty.

We need to get this off our chests: Hong Kong’s breast assault case

Although the “statement of findings” has not yet been published, and the case is currently under appeal, the court’s decision seems vexing to say the least. It is obviously improbable that anyone who intends to assault another person would choose to do so with her breasts. On the contrary, in most criminal cases involving physical contact between a hand and a breast, it is the person who touches the breast that is convicted of indecent assault.

法政匯思對要求監警會就朱經緯警司的毆打投訴進行重新審視及再進行投票之短評 (Short Commentary regarding the Decision of the Independent Police Complaints Council to the Request of Revisiting and Re-voting of the Assault Complaint of Superintendent Franklin Chu King-wai)

2015年7月10日,獨立監察警方處理投訴委員會(「監警會」)以12-6大比數決定朱經緯警司於2014年11月26日在旺角毆打途人的投訴屬實。2015年7月18日,有報導指投訴警察課不同意監警會決定,並向監警會提出修改原來決定的反建議,亦即將指控列為「毆打未能完全證明屬實」及「濫用職權未經舉報但證明屬實」。

Hong Kong justice secretary slammed in row over judicial rulings related to Occupy protests

(SCMP) The Progressive Lawyers Group on Monday questioned Yuen's failure to defend the judiciary against what the group saw as "unwarranted attacks on the judiciary".

"We ... call on the secretary for justice, who under common law tradition and convention is tasked with being the ultimate defender of the judiciary, to speak out clearly and forcefully against such outrageous and scurrilous attacks on the judiciary," the group said in a statement.