Contempt of Court
Judicial authority is greatly cherished in Hong Kong. Contempt of court can be a criminal offence; the common law offence of scandalising the court is a serious charge. However, there is a potential conflicts between this offence and the freedom of expression which is another highly valued liberty in Hong Kong. How to balance the two high values?
Understand the importance of free expression
Understand what is contempt of court
Analyse the potential conflicts between the two
Analyse the balance between the two
Evaluate the importance of the offence on the rule of law
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