Mark Summers QC authors key observation report on Hong Kong’s proposed extradition Bill on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee. The observation report highlights concerns (both in Hong Kong and internationally) about the proposed amendments and the comparison being drawn to the UK’s extradition system. The report states that the proposed amendments “fundamentally imperil […]
Matrix’s Karon Monaghan QC and team in landmark win in discrimination case before Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal handed down judgment today [6 June 2019] in a case brought by Hong Kong civil servant Mr Angus Leung. Mr Leung, who is in a same sex marriage, was seeking equivalent benefits to those afforded to (opposite sex) couples whose marriages are recognised in Hong Kong. In 2014, […]
Matrix Chambers’ extradition law specialist Mark Summers QC speaks with Hong Kong Bar Association Chair Philip Dykes SC, Professor Ian Greville Cross SBS, SC and Sir Geoffrey Nice QC at the Centre for Comparative and Public Law’s Extradition Law and Human Rights: Does the Hong Kong Government’s Bill provide sufficient safeguard for our rights? conference on […]
On 22 May, Kate Cook participated in an IBA webinar on Sustainable Agriculture, together with lawyers from UNFAO and IFAD. Kate is the author of a new UNFAO guide on due diligence in the context of agricultural investment, aimed at private sector lawyers advising on investments in land and other natural resources. In the light of IBA guidance […]
ICJ determines that the UK must end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible.
The International Court of Justice has today delivered its Advisory Opinion on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius. The Court, by a majority of 13-1, found that the United Kingdom is under an obligation to bring an end to its administration of the Chagos Archipelago “as rapidly as possible”. The Chagos Archipelago was detached from Mauritius […]