[Community] Human Rights in Hong Kong? 香港《基本法》還能保障人權嗎?

[Updated 28 September 2019: For friends who might have missed this talk by Mr. Randy Shek, here is the photo album.]

Community Talk
Sunday, 22 September 2019, 2:00–4:00 pm
Human Rights in Hong Kong? 香港《基本法》還能保障人權嗎?
Randy Shek (Barrister-at-law)
Performance Hall, Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Program in Cantonese

A City in Protest event

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While fundamental human rights and civil liberties are given protection under the region’s constitutional instruments, both the authorities and residents often resort to the law and the courts when issues of great political significance and impact arise. This talk will focus on the experience and observations by a lawyer practising in criminal law, human rights law and civil liberties law who is frequently involved in cases caught at the crossroads between political controversy and human rights challenges.


Randy Shek 石書銘 is a practising barrister at Denis Chang’s Chambers, which is particularly well-known for their public law practice. His main areas of practice include criminal law, human rights and civil liberties, public law, and constitutional law. His recent notable cases include: defending for Joshua Wong in the Civic Square unlawful assembly case; representing Andy Chan Ho Tin when he was disqualified from running in the 2016 Legislative Council election and the subsequent banning of his separatist Hong Kong National Party; and acting for the defence in a Mong Kok Riot case as well as in the National Independent Party conspiracy to manufacture explosives case. He has also been directly involved in providing frontline legal support and representation to those who were arrested and charged in the recent civil unrests arising from the Hong Kong Government’s proposed amendments to extradition of fugitives law.

Mr. Shek is formerly a spokesperson for the Progressive Lawyers Group and is now a member of the Bar Council, which is the governing body of the Hong Kong Bar Association. He was responsible for preparing the Hong Kong Bar Association’s responses to the proposed amendments to the Fugitives Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance. Because of the intense controversies surrounding the Hong Kong Government’s proposed amendments, he has frequently been requested by the media to provide comments and analysis on the Hong Kong extradition regime and the impact of those amendments.

This community talk is organized by the Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society and co-presented by the Hong Kong Studies Initiative.