This section comprises the summaries of notable judgments in the past 12 months. Summaries are prepared for selected cases which involve important or significant legal principles or issues, issues of public interest, issues that attract strong media or public interest, and/or for educational purpose. The section aims to assist the public to understand the notable judgments and hence is not intended to be exhaustive. Please visit the Judiciary website for reference to other cases not covered in this section.

(The summaries of notable judgments contained in this section are prepared by the Department of Justice (DoJ) based on DoJ's own interpretation and understanding of the judgments of the courts concerned. The summaries are not legal advice and should not be relied upon by anyone as such. The summaries have no legal effect and are not intended to be cited as authorities of any kind. To fully understand the legal effect of the courts' judgments, the whole judgments of the courts concerned should be looked at.)

"Significant Judicial Decisions involving the Government Criminal Cases. This table consists of 5 columns. The first column is 'Number', the second column is 'Case Name', the third column is 'Court / Contract Ref.', the forth column is 'Date of Latest Judgment / Reasons for Verdict'
No. Date Court Case Name / Number Subject Matter
Involved
Summary
  04 Nov 2021 Court of Final Appeal HKSAR v. LO KIN MAN
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. TONG WAI HUNG

FACC 6/2021
FACC 7/2021
Elements of offence and legal principles relating to unlawful assembly and riot Download
  11 Oct 2021 Court of Appeal HKSAR v. CHAN CHUN KIT

HCMA 242/2020
Possession of instrument fit for unlawful purposes under section 17 of the Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap. 228) Download
  27 Sep 2021 Court of Final Appeal SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LEUNG KWOK HUNG

FACC 3/2021
Freedom of speech and debate (section 3) and the offence of contempt (section 17(c)) under the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance (Cap. 382) Download
  16 Jul 2021 Court of Final Appeal HKSAR v. LEUNG CHUNG HANG SIXTUS

FACC 2/2021
Mental element of the 'likely limb' of the offence of unlawful assembly Download
  25 Mar 2021 Court of Appeal SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. TONG WAI HUNG & OTHERS

CASJ 1/2020
The doctrine of joint enterprise in the offences of unlawful assembly and riot Download
  17 Mar 2021 Court of Appeal SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LIU CHI FUNG

CACC 108/2020
Sentencing considerations for triad offences Download
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