Position Papers

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Submission by the Civic Party on Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2017
Submission by the Civic Party on Law Reform Commission's Consultation Paper on Sexual Offences Involving Children and Persons with Mental Impairment
Alternative Report on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016
I.    Preamble On 15 July 2014, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region submitted to you the “Report on whether there is a need to amend the methods for selecting the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017 and for forming the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2016,” summarizing the results of the Government’s public consultation in the first half of this year.
CP Submission on methods for selecting the CE in 2017 and for forming the LegCo in 2016
The Government Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016, published on December 2013, fails to state the fundamental legal basis for universal suffrage and omits key information provided in previous consultation documents on constitutional reform.
Finding the Right Path to Universal Suffrage - What the Government is not telling you
The Government Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive (CE) in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council (LegCo) in 2016 (the Government Document), published on 4th December 2013, fails to state the fundamental legal basis for universal suffrage and omits key information provided in previous consultation documents on constitutional reform.
Submission on UN Human Rights Committee On The Third Report Of The HKSAR In The Light OF The ICCPR
Ever since the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) was first extended to Hong Kong in 1976, it has played a crucial role in the protection of civil and political rights and even in the constitutional development in Hong Kong.  The Civic Party therefore expresses regret in the fact that the HKSAR Government has not been giving the ICCPR and the UN Human Rights Committee (“the Committee”), the body tasked to monitor its implementation, the due weight they deserve in recent years.  The Civic Party urges the Administration to recogniz
The Civic Party's comments on he Government's strategy to enhance land supply through reclamation outside Victoria Harbour and rock cavern development
 Having said this, we support minimal reclamation outside Victoria Harbour for facilities and uses which enhance the public enjoyment of Hong Kong’s waters and coast lines, provided they meet stringent environmental standards.
Submission on the Consultation Paper on Charities released by The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong from Civic Party
The consultation had left out on the explanation of the formation of the charity commission. Yet, the committee has recommended not only to give this unknown commission the power to appoint additional trustee or directors of the charity; suspend or remove trustees, directors or officers of the charity, and taken over the property of charities in an official custodian. This power that given to the unknown method of formation charity commission has too much power to interfere in the normal running of any charity it deems to be mismanaged.
The Civic Party's comments on the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong's Consultation Paper: ADVERSE POSSESSION
The Civic Party greatly appreciates the time and effort the Law Reform Commission’s Adverse Possession Sub-Committee has put into the consultation paper.  The reform of the law on adverse possession is a complex topic to tackle, both for the theoretical justifications for and against reform, as well as for the various practical difficulties that would come into play should any changes be made to the current law.