CUHK Law students win the 8th Hong Kong Human Rights Moot held on 23 March 2019 at CUHK

Posted on 29 March, 2019

The winning team of CUHK law students, Samuel Leung (PCLL) and Jeremiah Lau (PCLL), prevailed over some 50 teams which entered the moot.

Samuel and Jeremiah were also awarded the Best Skeleton Argument Award.

The moot is sponsored by Vidler & Co. Solicitors and co-hosted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong.

This year, the finalists were required to argue on issues relating to judicial review, including whether there was a duty to give reasons and a duty of candour on the immigration authority, when it refused to renew the employment visa of a foreign journalist who had hosted a talk with the founder of a Hong Kong separatist group.

The final round bench was composed of Dr. Gerard McCoy QC SC of Gilt Chambers, Professor Michael Hor (Dean of the Law Faculty, The University of Hong Kong), and Professor Michael Ramsden (Associate Professor, Law Faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Well done to all teams who had participated for their hard work, and a hearty congratulations to Samuel and Jeremiah for their success!