Paul Harris SC

Paul Harris SC

Paul is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and at Gilt Chambers in Hong Kong. He is one of Hong Kong’s leading public law Silks. Paul was the founding chairman of the Bar Human Rights Committee in 1992-1994. His book, Raising Freedom’s Banner, is published by Aristotle Lane Press, £12, ISBN 978-0-9933583-0-2.

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Hong Kong’s demonstration culture: can it survive?

Paul Harris looks at Hong Kong’s long tradition of peaceful and constitutionally protected street demonstrations

14 February 2020

How BHRC was founded

The call for volunteers for a human rights task force was answered by a plucky young barrister and the Malawi missions established a firm foothold for the Bar’s long human rights reach

21 October 2019

Freedom’s banner

From its earliest beginnings in 18th century England to today’s street protests, Paul Harris explains why the right to demonstrate still matters

The legal and practical issues surrounding street demonstrations have remained remarkably similar over the 200 years since the idea of peaceful demonstrations was first thought of. 

26 September 2016
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