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  • HKU publishes EOC-funded study on unconscious bias

    HKU publishes EOC-funded study on unconscious bias

    A study, “Doing Equality Consciously: Understanding Unconscious Bias and its Role and Implications in the Achievement of Equality in Hong Kong and Asia”, funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission was published on 24 September 2019. The project was housed at The University of Hong Kong’s Women’s Studies Research Centre (WSRC) and the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), and aimed to look into the types and extent of unconscious bias and the potential for intervention in different settings. The report offers several recommendations, including incorporating implicit bias awareness into early childhood education, and institutionalising training in governmental, educational, corporate, health, civil society, legal, and social welfare organisations.

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  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

    Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2019 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • Knowledge Exchange (KE) Excellence Award 2018

    Knowledge Exchange (KE) Excellence Award 2018

    The university-level KE Excellence Award was introduced in 2015-16 to recognise the significant impact that our academic staff had made to benefit society. The KE Excellence Award 2018 was awarded to Ms Rebecca Wing Chi Lee and Professor Lusina Kam Shuen Ho of the Faculty of Law.

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  • HKU study suggests Hong Kong has a high volume and lucrative black market business

    HKU study suggests Hong Kong has a high volume and lucrative black market business

    Ms Amanda Whitfort, Associate Professor of the HKU Faculty of Law, joined forces with members of the Hong Kong Wildlife Trade Working Group (HKWTWG) to publish a study focusing on the type and volume of seizures related to illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong. The report suggested that HK$560 m worth of wildlife products was seized between 2013 and 2017, potentially equivalent to the deaths of 3,000 elephants, 65,000 pangolins and 51 rhinoceros. Ms Whitfort said the wildlife trade in the city remained under-policed and under-investigated. The authors urged the government to establish a wildlife crime unit and called for wildlife offences to be included under the same laws against organised crime.

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  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

    Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2018 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU Faculty of Law launches DIY Residential Tenancy Agreement E-Package

    HKU Faculty of Law launches DIY Residential Tenancy Agreement E-Package

    A team of students from HKU Faculty of Law led by Principal Lecturer Ms Dora Chan and  Adjunct Associate Professor Mr Edmund Cham has prepared an “E-package of DIY Residential Tenancy Agreement” to provide the public with free and easy access to a residential tenancy agreement template and a set of guidance notes on the stamping, registration and filing of Form CR 109 for a residential tenancy agreement. The template allows tenants to enter into a tenancy agreement for their residential homes independently, without the costs and trouble of engaging a lawyer or an estate agent. The tenancy agreement template also contains typical terms governing the rights and liabilities of both the landlord and the tenant.

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  • HKU law scholar writes law book for children

    HKU law scholar writes law book for children

    HKU Law Assistant Professor Dr Michael Ng published a book, “Kids also know the law”, specifically for children on simple legal concepts. Topics including bullying, libel, and privacy. The book was written from the children’s perspective, with examples derived from the everyday life or well-known fairytales. Dr Ng said he was inspired about 10 years ago when he noticed there was a lack of books on law targeting children.

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