CUHK Faculty of Law in conjunction with Vidler & Co. Solicitors organised the finals of the 6thth Hong Kong Human Rights Moot on 18 March 2017 at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre.
This year, teams from Hong Kong’s three law schools argued a moot question that raised issues of freedom of expression and the amenability of an ostensibly commercial decision by a statutory body to judicial review. The three finalist teams were: Michael LEUNG Hoi Ming and Joshua YEUNG King Lun of CUHK, LAW Ka Sing and LEE Ka Yee of CityU, and Griffith CHENG Ho Fung and Francis CHUNG Ho Chai of HKU.
The finals were adjudicated by a distinguished panel of moot judges: Mr. Tim Owen QC of Matrix Chambers in London, CUHK Faculty of Law Dean Prof. Christopher Gane, and Council Member of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and HKU Visiting Professor Dr. Peter Malanczuk.
The Hong Kong Human Rights Moot was first launched in 2010 aiming to raise awareness amongst law students of human rights issues relevant to Hong Kong. Previous moot questions have touched on access to social housing, race discrimination, recognition of foreign registered same-sex marriages, and policing of non-violent demonstrations.
Prof. Christopher Gane and Mr. Michael Vidler present the Best Oralist Award to Griffith CHENG Ho Fung.
Moot Judges (from left): Prof. Christopher Gane, Mr. Tim Owen QC and Prof. Dr. Peter Malanczuk.
Mr. Michael Vidler and the moot judges with the finalist teams.