Leung, Kwok Hung (1956) 梁國雄

David Perry QC withdraws from prosecuting pan-dems
HK Government, 20-Jan-2021
4 days after we queried how he proposed to get to HK given the ban on travel from the UK, Mr Perry withdraws, partly because of "the exemption of quarantine". By the way, this case involves alleged offences under the Public Order Ordinance, not the National Security Law. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was wrong on that point, but it's an easy mistake to make given that over 50 pan-dems were arrested under suspicion of NSL offences 2 weeks ago.
Re David Perry QC
HK Court of First Instance, 12-Jan-2021
Mr Perry is approved to visit HK and prosecute leading pan-democrats for unauthorised assembly. Trial begins 16-Feb, but all arrivals from UK are currently banned - will the Govt exempt him, or is he already here? Like HK residents stranded in the UK, he could go somewhere else for 21 days and then do 21 days quarantine in HK, but that's 42 days of taxpayers' fees before he starts, not before 24-Feb.
Long Hair wins final appeal on prison haircutsJustice is blind, except for haircuts
HK Court of Final Appeal, 27-Nov-2020
The top court unanimously overturns the Court of Appeal's unanimous judgment by (soon to be Chief Justice) Andrew Cheung, Johnson Lam and Jeremy Poon. Male prisoners were not given the same choice as female prisoners over their hair length, and that was sex discrimination. See our article of 1-May-2018 analysing the CA's faulty judgment. First Instance Justice Thomas Au Hing Cheung (now a CA judge) is vindicated.
"Long Hair" gets short cut to final appealJustice is blind, except for haircuts
HK Court of Final Appeal, 13-Aug-2019
Mr Leung is granted leave for a final appeal to be heard on 18-Feb-2020. More people in wigs will hear his plea that male and female prisoners should have the same rule on haircuts. The UK removed the different treatment by 1999, as we reported last year in "Justice is blind, except for haircuts", after the Court of Appeal overturned the First Instance judgment which was in his favour.
"Long Hair" v Commissioner of Correctional ServicesJustice is blind, except for haircuts
HK Court of Appeal, 22-Jan-2019
Mr Leung's application for leave to appeal to the CFA is dismissed. Mr Leung must now take a short-cut, so to speak, and go directly to the CFA, where more people in wigs may hear his plea that male and female prisoners should have the same rule on haircuts. Amazingly, neither side seems to have mentioned that the UK removed the different treatment by 1999, as we reported last year in "Justice is blind, except for haircuts".
Justice is blind, except for haircuts
The Court of Appeal rules that a prison order requiring men to have short hair and allowing women to choose is not discriminatory, because of societal norms for haircuts. We find substantial flaws in this reasoning. We also find that the UK rule which HK inherited was amended by 1999 to remove the discrimination, something that Long Hair's lawyers appear to have overlooked. (1-May-2018)
ICAC & DoJ clear Jimmy Lai, Mark Simon and 5 current and former pro-democracy legislators
ICAC, 1-Feb-2018
Following the acquittal of legislator Leung Kwok Hung in a similar case, the Department of Justice has advised the ICAC that there is insufficient evidence to justify prosecution.
CE & SJ v Nathan Law Kwun Chung, Leung Kwok Hung, Lau Siu Lai & Edward Yiu Chung Yim
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Jul-2017
Leung Kwok Hung v Commissioner of Correctional Services
HK Court of First Instance, 17-Jan-2017
In a victory for male equality, "Long Hair" succeeds in a judicial review of the decision to require that his hair be cut short on admission to prison. The rules state that a female prisoner is entitled on request to have her hair cut "especially before discharge or production in court. Except as recommended by [Medical Officer], a female prisoner's hair shall not be cut shorter than the style on admission without her consent." A point not addressed is that men are apparently not entiled to have a haircut before court appearances.
Legislator in court over misconduct in public office
ICAC, 24-Jun-2016
ICAC charges Leung Kwok Hung with misconduct in public office
ICAC, 23-Jun-2016
Statement on allegation by a legislator
ICAC, 15-Jun-2015
Billion Star Development Ltd v protestors at Mei Foo Sun Chuen
HK Court of Appeal, 8-Mar-2013
Billion Star Development Ltd v protestors at Mei Foo Sun Chuen
HK Court of Appeal, 7-Jan-2013
Billion Star Development Ltd v protestors at Mei Foo Sun Chuen
HK Court of First Instance, 10-Feb-2012
"the Court has power to grant an injunction against a Defendant described not by name but by reference to his conduct provided that the description is sufficiently certain to identify only those who are necessarily included and exclude those who are not."
Webb on "Backchat" re: Is Capitalism Failing?
RTHK, 27-Sep-2011
Billion Star Development Ltd v protestors at Mei Foo Sun Chuen
HK Court of Appeal, 15-Jul-2011
Rent distortion in container truck game
The Government moved the goalposts and created uncertainty in future tenders of short-term land tenancies by cutting rents by 20% for 6 months at a cost to taxpayers of HK$166m. It serves them right that they are now fielding complaints from car park users who realise that the tenants were the main beneficiaries. (8-Jun-2009)
Leung Kwok Hung & others v HKSAR
HK Court of Final Appeal, 3-Oct-2005

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