Wing Kay Po

Wing Kay Po

Wing Kay Po is a practising barrister in Hong Kong. She is a member of the Bar Council and chairman of the Bar's Special Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights.

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Opinion | If Carrie Lam declares an emergency in Hong Kong, she will be defying the rule of law

The Basic Law does not give Hong Kong’s chief executive the power to ‘officially proclaim’ a state of emergency. The city’s leader thus has no lawful power to make emergency regulations that would comply with Hong Kong’s international treaty obligations and own bill of rights.

4 Sep 2019 - 6:34AM

The Basic Law does not give Hong Kong’s chief executive the power to ‘officially proclaim’ a state of emergency. The city’s leader thus has no lawful power to make emergency regulations that would comply with Hong Kong’s international treaty obligations and own bill of rights.

If Carrie Lam declares an emergency in Hong Kong, she will be defying the rule of law
Opinion | How Hong Kong barristers can strike a blow for gender equality by supporting a parental subsidy

The Hong Kong Bar Association’s proposal to offer a subsidy to both male and female barristers on the birth of a child is a move towards recognising that parental leave benefits should accrue to self-employed people, too.

29 May 2019 - 9:00AM

The Hong Kong Bar Association’s proposal to offer a subsidy to both male and female barristers on the birth of a child is a move towards recognising that parental leave benefits should accrue to self-employed people, too.

How Hong Kong barristers can strike a blow for gender equality by supporting a parental subsidy
Opinion | Hong Kong ranks ahead of the US and France for its rule of law, but will the Victor Mallet visa case affect its standing?

Hong Kong has fared better than many jurisdictions in adhering to the rule of law. But the government’s unprecedented rejection of a journalist’s visa, following a thinly justified ban on a separatist party, does not bode well for the city.

9 Oct 2018 - 7:47PM

Hong Kong has fared better than many jurisdictions in adhering to the rule of law. But the government’s unprecedented rejection of a journalist’s visa, following a thinly justified ban on a separatist party, does not bode well for the city.

Hong Kong ranks ahead of the US and France for its rule of law, but will the Victor Mallet visa case affect its standing?
How China’s constitution ensured that the Basic Law remains pre-eminent in Hong Kong

The setting up of Hong Kong as a special administrative region under Article 3 of China’s constitution and the statements of officials at the time make it clear that in the territory, the Basic Law holds sway.

6 Aug 2018 - 6:06AM

The setting up of Hong Kong as a special administrative region under Article 3 of China’s constitution and the statements of officials at the time make it clear that in the territory, the Basic Law holds sway.

How China’s constitution ensured that the Basic Law remains pre-eminent in Hong Kong