For 2019, the focus within “Community” was “Sustainability“. The challenge in the competition was to use the law to build a sustainable community. Communities are dynamic: existing ones evolve and new ones take form. A community strengthens and grows not merely because its members can co-exist, but because they work together to build a community that is sustainable.
The students were encouraged to contemplate in their own way what constitutes a sustainable community. The students’ projects had to demonstrate how the law can be used as a tool to build a sustainable community and ensure that the project itself would be sustainable over time.
Access to Justice Fellowship (Winning Team)
Access to Justice Fellowship aims to tackle the social, economic, and institutional barriers to access to justice by promoting and establishing sustainable partnerships in public interest law.See more
Be EnGayged (Runner-Up Team)
Be EnGayged addresses three major problems in relation to LGBT communities: lack of knowledge of LGBT rights, discrimination, and gaps in Hong Kong legislation.See more
ASsist – Empowerment through Exchange (Runner-up Team)
ASsist- Empowerment through Exchange aims at resolving the onerousness of the Unified Screening Mechanism (USM) by providing information sessions for new asylum seekers and compiling a database for duty lawyers.See more
Renew the Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
FiT aims at promoting public awareness of legal issues arising from renewable energy development in Hong Kong through the provision of accessible legal information and assistance, and increase the overall transparency of installation and operation under the FiT.See more
Eco-Responsibility- Save the Food, Banish Hunger
Save the Food, Banish Hunger aims at promoting awareness in Hong Kong of reducing food waste and to facilitate food redistribution in an innovative way.See more
Regendering Gender and Sexuality
Regendering Gender and Sexuality aims at transforming traditional mentality towards gender and sexuality in Hong Kong.See more
Stakeholder hopes to enable secondary students to make convincing arguments in social debates with other members of the community and safeguard the rule of law.See more