Monday, November 30, 2015

Puja Kapai Judging at the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015

Puja Kapai, Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Social Justice Summer Internship and Associate Professor of Law, has been invited as one of the judges for the 2015 Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize, organised by the Justice Centre. The Awards Ceremony for the Winning Pieces will be held in conjunction with a Charity Auction to raise funds for the Justice Centre’s integral work in Hong Kong, and will take place on 10 December at the Fringe Club from 7 to 10 pm to coincide with International Human Rights Day. We hope to see you there to mark this important occasion, as well to enjoy the shortlisted artworks on display. For further details, please see the announcement below.
     Justice Centre Hong Kong is delighted to invite you to the 

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015 Awards Ceremony and Charity Auction.
Thursday December 10, 7-10pm (International Human Rights Day)
The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
RSVP: artsprize@justicecentre.org.hk
Suggested donation at the door: HK$300
Established in 2013, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize aims to harness the power of the visual arts – painting, photography, graphics and video amongst them – to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, inspire action and bring about change in the area of human rights.
     The winners of the Prize will be announced and their artworks auctioned by Christie's on the evening of December 10, International Human Rights Day. Additional artworks donated by leading artists and supporters of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize - including Kacey Wong, Gyun Hur, MAP Office and David Boyce - will also be auctioned. All funds raised on the night will go to support Justice Centre’s work to protect the rights of forced migrants in Hong Kong.
     This year, for the first time, a week-long exhibition will precede the auction from Friday December 4 (from 4pm) to Thursday December 10 (10am-10pm daily, closed Sunday). You can preview the exhibition and pre-bid at www.justicecentre.org.hk/artsprize or at the venue from December 4. This event is part of Human Rights Week, a series of talks and activities organised by Justice Centre in the run up to International Hong Kong Human Rights Day. More details at www.justicecentre.org.hk/events.  Each year up to 18 law students in the Faculty participate in a human rights clinical legal education programme co-organised with Justice Centre Hong Kong.

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