Criminal Law – Court of Appeal clarifies principles on care and protection orders in sentencing juvenile offenders
Family Law – Court of Appeal discharges travel restriction in divorce case on human rights grounds
Administrative & Constitutional Law – Court of Final Appeal finds differential hair-cutting requirement for male and female prisoners to violate Sex Discrimination Ordinance and Basic Law
Former Legislative Councillor Leung Kwok-hung, also known as “Long Hair”, won his appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment to uphold the Correctional Service Department’s differential hair-cutting requirement for male and female inmates, prescribed in Standing Order 41-05 issued by the Commissioner of Correctional Services.
Administrative & Constitutional Law – High Court rules police failure to display unique identification, and lack of independent police complaints mechanism, violate Hong Kong Bill of Rights
The Court held that the failure of police officers to display unique identification markings during anti-extradition bill protest operations contravened the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, and that the existing police complaints handling mechanism is not sufficiently independent and fails to meet constitutional requirements.