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Article: The Failure of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal to Recognise and Remedy Disability Discrimination

TitleThe Failure of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal to Recognise and Remedy Disability Discrimination
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2000, v. 30 n. 1, p. 6-21 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article critiques the recent decision of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal in Ma Bik Yung v Ko Chuen, the first case to be tried under Hong Kong's Disability Discrimination Ordinance. The Court of Appeal upheld the District Court's finding of disability harassment but granted the appeal from the finding of disability discrimination. The author argues that the Court erred, by introducing a hypothetical factual scenario that was inconsistent with the District Court's findings of fact and by failing to apply s3 of the Ordinance. The article also criticises the Court's holding that an 'unwilling' apology is outside the scope of remedies allowed by the Ordinance. In fact, similar statutory language is regularly used in Australia as the basis for orders to apologise. The author concludes by considering the potential conflict between the right to free expression and court-ordered apologies and suggests two possible approaches to the issue.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133077
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101

 

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dc.contributor.authorPetersen, CJ-
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-21T09:04:52Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-21T09:04:52Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Law Journal, 2000, v. 30 n. 1, p. 6-21-
dc.identifier.issn0378-0600-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/133077-
dc.description.abstractThis article critiques the recent decision of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal in Ma Bik Yung v Ko Chuen, the first case to be tried under Hong Kong's Disability Discrimination Ordinance. The Court of Appeal upheld the District Court's finding of disability harassment but granted the appeal from the finding of disability discrimination. The author argues that the Court erred, by introducing a hypothetical factual scenario that was inconsistent with the District Court's findings of fact and by failing to apply s3 of the Ordinance. The article also criticises the Court's holding that an 'unwilling' apology is outside the scope of remedies allowed by the Ordinance. In fact, similar statutory language is regularly used in Australia as the basis for orders to apologise. The author concludes by considering the potential conflict between the right to free expression and court-ordered apologies and suggests two possible approaches to the issue.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Law Journal-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleThe Failure of the Hong Kong Court of Appeal to Recognise and Remedy Disability Discriminationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0378-0600&volume=30&issue=1&spage=6&epage=21&date=2000&atitle=The+Failure+of+the+Hong+Kong+Court+of+Appeal+to+Recognise+and+Remedy+Disability+Discrimination-
dc.identifier.emailPetersen, CJ: carole@hkucc.hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.hkuros48728-
dc.identifier.volume30-
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage6-
dc.identifier.epage21-

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