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JANUARY 2018

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CAMPUS VOICES 法 學 院 新 聞 HKU Law sparked off discussions on constitutional and administration law In November and December 2017, the Faculty of Law at The University of Hong Kong organized a series of academic activities on constitutional and administrative law. In his lectures "The Marauders Set to Undermine the Legal System" (November 7) and "Judicial Review: Does it Help or Hinder Good Administration?" (November 20), Professor Henry Litton discussed respectively how a lean, robust and effective town-planning system in Hong Kong has been undermined by the injection of European jurisprudence on human rights in recent years; and the fact that judicial review is discretionary. The Conference "China's National Security: Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law?" jointly organized by the CCPL of HKU and Birmingham Law School (December 4) assembled leading experts in exploring both the risks of introducing security legislation in Hong Kong and the region's sources of resilience and present a forward-looking perspective on the Rule of Law in Hong Kong, illustrating how it may succeed in resisting pressure to advance China's security interests through repressive law. On December 15, scholars and experts met and examined novel constitutional remedies in Asian countries including Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, South Korea in the "Constitutional Remedies in Asia Conference". Professor Henry Litton speaking on judicial review (November 20). 烈顯倫教授就司法審查發表演講(11月20日)。 Conference "China's National Security: Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law?" (December 4). 「中國國家安全危害香港法治?」會議(12月4日)。 香港大學法引發憲法和行政法討論 香港大學法律學院2017年11月和12月舉辦了一系 列關於憲法和行政法的學術活動。烈顯倫教授在題 為「破壞法律制度的掠奪者」(11月7日)及「司 法覆核:幫助還是阻礙施政?」(11月20日)的講 座中,分別討論了香港有效的城市規劃制度近年來 因引入歐洲的人權判例而受到破壞;及司法審查自 由裁量的事實。 香港大學比較法與公法研究中心與伯明翰法律學院 合辦的「中國國家安全危害香港法治?」會議(12 月4日)匯聚了一流的專家,探討了香港引入國安 法的風險和抵抗來源,對香港法治提出前瞻性的視 角,說明如何通過壓制性法律來抵抗推動國安利益 的壓力。在12月15日,專家學者在「亞洲憲法補救 會議」上討論了孟加拉、印尼、印度、韓國等亞洲 國家的新型憲法補救手段。 82 www.hk-lawyer.org •  January 2018

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