在2014年，你聯同超過25萬人參與寫信馬拉松的聲援，讓曼寧 (Chelsea Manning)在今年5月17日離開了美國軍事監獄，重獲自由。
Chelsea Manning walks free from US military prison!
On 17 May, Chelsea Manning was released from a US military prison, a long overdue scheduled release ending her punishment for exposing classified information, including those of possible war crimes committed by the US military.
Following years of campaigning by Amnesty International and others, former US President Barack Obama commuted Chelsea’s sentence before leaving office in January.
A huge thank you to everyone who took action on Chelsea’s case, particularly to those who took part in the Write for Rights 2014 where nearly a quarter of a million actions were taken on her behalf, as well as to the people who pressured Obama into commuting her sentence in the final months of his term.
Learn more: https://youtu.be/aXYctvfS0y4
Impact of the interpretation of the Basic Law by the NPCSC on judicial independence in Hong Kong - Latest leaflet on the Rule of Law
In recent years, both the Chinese and HKSAR Government have sought to strengthen national identity of youth for people's acceptance of Hong Kong's return to China. For instance, the Education Bureau has announced the new Secondary Education Curriculum Guide and requires junior secondary schools to spend 51 hours teaching the Basic Law.
We have published education leaflets on the rule of law since 2016. We hope to highlight the dimension of human rights protection entrenched by the Basic Law. For instance, its chapter 3 enshrines the rights of Hong Kong residents as well as the applicability of the ICCPR in Hong Kong. In addition to the case of Long Hair on unauthorized assembly and Ms W on the right to marry, our latest leaflet discusses the impact of the interpretation of the Basic Law by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPCSC) on judicial independence in Hong Kong.
Read online (Chinese only): https://issuu.com/aihk/docs/201706_basiclawinterpretation
日期: 2017年6月24日 (星期六)
時間: 15:30 至 17:00
地點: 鰂魚涌英皇道1065號東達中心1101號 4 Cats 共營社群
Human Rights Talk: When universal values are lost
A large number of people are forced to flee from their hometowns due to war and political persecution. Facing the influx of refugees, the developed countries that embrace the equal value have chosen to shut their doors. What’s worse, politicians have been wielding a toxic, dehumanizing “us vs them” rhetoric as an attempt to win votes.
Looking at this group of materialized, demonized people, we should not forget that they are real lives, living people. Amnesty International published the Annual Report on world human rights situation in February, warning that the “us vs them” rhetoric is creating a more divided and dangerous world which leads to crises on human rights. How would the law scholars and photographers view the world if universal values were lost? We are glad to have Puja Kapai, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong, who is concerned about issues such as multiculturalism and minority rights and Billy H.C. Kwok, an independent photojournalist, who has been working on a long-term project documenting the social landscapes of refugees' mobility and relationships in Hong Kong, to share their observations.
Date: Saturday, 24 June 2017
Time: 15:30 to 17:00
Venue: 4 Cats Co-Business Community, Unit 1101, Eastern Center, 1065 King’s Road
Prof. Puja Kapai, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong
Mr. Billy H.C. Kwok, Photojournalist
Language: Cantonese and English
Register now: https://www.ticketflap.com/624talk