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Summary of Notable Judicial Decisions involving the Government


(The summaries of judicial decisions contained in this section are prepared by the Department of Justice (DoJ) based on DoJ's own interpretation and understanding of the decisions 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' decisions, the whole judgments of the courts concerned should be looked at.)


Date Court Case name / number Subject Matter Involved Summary

Criminal cases

28 Sep 2018
Court of Final Appeal
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LEUNG HIU YEUNG and 12 OTHERS

FACC 3-15/2018
Sentencing principles in unlawful assembly
20 Jul 2018
Court of Appeal
HKSAR v. TSANG YAM KUEN DONALD

CACC 55/2017
Misconduct in public office
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31 Aug 2018)
11 Jun 2018
Court of First Instance
HKSAR v. LEUNG TIN KEI, LO KIN MAN & WONG KA KUI

HCCC 408/2016
Riot
09 May 2018
Court of Final Appeal
HKSAR v. CHOI WAI LUN

FACC 11/2017
Indecent assault
06 Feb 2018
Court of Final Appeal
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. WONG CHI FUNG

SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LAW KWUN CHUNG

SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHOW YONG KANG ALEX

FACC 8-10/2017
Sentencing guidelines on unlawful assembly

Civil cases

31 August 2018
Court of First Instance
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. SIEW YUN LONG, MAN FOR ON, YUNG YIU SING, CHAN PAK TAO, AND LOU TIT MAN

HCMP 2917, 2918, 2925, 2929 & 2931/2015
Criminal contempt of court
13 Feb 2018
Court of First Instance
CHAN HO TIN v. LO YING-KI ALAN (RETURNING OFFICER FOR NEW TERRITORIES WEST GEOGRAPHIC CONSTITUENCY) AND OTHERS

HCAL 162/2016
Validity of Nomination as a Candidate for the Legislative Council Election

Judicial review cases

17 Jan 2019
Court of Appeal
Interush Limited & Interush (Singapore) Pte Limited v. The Commissioner of Police, The Commissioner of Customs & Excise & Mak Wing Yip Cyril, Superintendent of Police

CACV 230/2015
Crimes - constitutionality of sections 25 and 25A of the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance, Cap. 455
10 Jan 2019
Court of First Instance
SW v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE

HCAL 191/2016
Crimes - constitutionality of provisions under Part XII of the Crimes Ordinance regulating vice-activities
13 Dec 2018
Court of First Instance
LEUNG CHUNG HANG, SIXTUS v. PRESIDENT OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE

LEUNG KWOK HUNG v. SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AND HOUSING

KWOK CHEUK KIN v. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HKSAR

KU CHUN HIN ZLATO v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE

LUI CHI HANG, HENDRICK v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HKSAR

HCAL 1160, 1164, 1165, 1171 & 1178/2018
Co-location Arrangement of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
19 Nov 2018
Court of First Instance
CHEUNG TAK WING v. DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

HCAL 136/2014
Permission Scheme for the use of the East Wing Forecourt for public meetings and processions
02 Aug 2018
Court of Appeal
ZN v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE AND OTHERS

CACV 14/2017
Human trafficking
04 Jul 2018
Court of Final Appeal
QT v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION

FACV 1/2018
Immigration - Dependant Visa Policy
01 Jun 2018
Court of Appeal
LEUNG CHUN KWONG v. SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE AND ANOTHER

CACV 126/2017
Same-sex marriage - employees' benefits and completion of tax returns
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15 May 2018
Court of Final Appeal
DESIGNING HONG KONG LIMITED v. THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD

FACV 4/2018
Protective costs order
30 Apr 2018
Court of Appeal
LEUNG KWOK HUNG also known as "LONG HAIR" v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

CACV 34/2017
Decision to cut the hair of male prisoners - Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Cap. 480
14 Feb 2018
Court of First Instance
LUBIANO NANCY ALMORIN v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION

HCAL 210/2016
Immigration - Live-in Requirement for Foreign Domestic Helpers
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