南韓光州法院推翻兩名因良心而拒服兵役者Cho Rak-hoon 及 Kim Hyung-geun 的初審判罪，此乃南韓法院首次推翻同類個案。
South Korea: Appeal court victory for conscientious objectors
Appeal court judges in Gwangju, south-west Korea, overturned the guilty verdicts of two conscientious objectors, Cho Rak-hoon and Kim Hyung-geun. It is the first time an appeal court has reversed guilty verdicts in a conscientious objectors case.
The young men were sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing military service at their original trials in June 2015 and May 2016, respectively.
The Autumn issue of our Human Rights Magazine is published. It features "Gender Equality and Human Rights". Apart from relevant international human rights standards, we review the development of gender equality in Hong Kong as well as interview Dr. Leung Lai Ching on analysis of local gender statistics from a gender perspective.
You may notice that the cover pages of this issue are quite fragile and it needs to be handled with care. In fact, the mechanism and measures of human rights protection are fragile and require eternal vigilance and persistent efforts in advocacy and monitoring.
Human Rights Non-Friday: Does the current law covers enough to stop sexual offences?
(Co-organized with Progressive Lawyers Group and the Association for the Advancement of Feminism)
Date: 3 November 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Talentum Bookshop @Yau Ma Tei
Language: Cantonese only
Ms Linda Wong SH, Barrister (Member of Progressive Lawyers Group)
Ms Iris Au, Exco of the Association for the Advancement of Feminism
Ms Linda Wong SY, Executive Director of the Association Concerning Sexual Violence against Women
Representative from Chosen Power
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