Petition by Students and Alumni of University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge against the Proposed Amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance in Hong Kong
We are a group of students and alumni of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. We write jointly to express our deepest concerns at the Hong Kong government’s efforts to push through the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance (“FOO”) and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance (“MLAO”) (the “Proposed Amendments”).

The Proposed Amendments would have the effect, amongst others, of allowing rendition of fugitive offenders between Mainland China and Hong Kong upon the issuance of a certificate by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, who is herself appointed by the Central Authorities in Beijing. Anyone in Hong Kong, whether human rights defenders or businessmen who may have offended the Mainland authorities in one way or another, could be renditioned to Mainland China, where the criminal justice system guarantees neither fair trial nor other basic human rights.

Rendition of fugitive offenders and mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between Mainland China and Hong Kong have been at a longstanding impasse for more than 20 years since the handover. We strenuously oppose the Proposed Amendments and especially the haste at which the government now seeks to introduce measures of such immense significance after only 20 days of consultation.

As the Hong Kong Bar Association and many others have pointed out, the Proposed Amendments present a genuine threat to the human rights of people in Hong Kong, and the government’s arguments for the proposed amendments rest on shaky grounds. Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong have taken to the streets to oppose the Proposed Amendments. The international community (including chambers of commerce) has also expressed their utmost concern at the serious detrimental effects of these Proposed Amendments on the rule of law, human rights and autonomy of Hong Kong, as well as its continued viability as an international financial and business centre. We are dismayed at the Hong Kong government’s inexplicably dismissive attitude towards such widespread and well-justified concern.

As students and alumni of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, we hold the pursuit of truth as one of our highest ideals. Even putting aside the merits or demerits of the proposed amendments, the haste at which and the attitude with which the government is pushing through the Proposed Amendments render it simply impossible for the Hong Kong society to have an informed and engaged dialogue on the important issues that they raise.

In view of the above, we call upon the Hong Kong government to immediately withdraw the proposed amendments to the FOO and the MLAO. The rule of law in Hong Kong and the human rights of the people in Hong Kong should not be jeopardised in these circumstances.

Initiators (by alphabetical order):

Elizabeth Lui, University of Oxford, 2016
Jun Pang, University of Cambridge, 2018
Jessica Tan, University of Cambridge, 2021
Geoffrey Yeung, University of Oxford, 2016

Note: This petition does not represent the views of the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge.

List of petitioners as of 17:30 p.m. 31 May 2019 (Hong Kong Time)
Number of petitioners: 199

Joe Lau University of Oxford 1990
Samson Yuen University of Oxford 2017
Carol So University of Oxford 2008
Keith Lin University of Cambridge 2011
Helen Yeung University of Cambridge 2006
KK Cheuk University of Oxford 2015
James Leong University of Cambridge 1992
Cora Chan University of Oxford 2007
Flora Chan University of Oxford 2007
To Hong Chan University of Oxford 2007
Janet Pang University of Oxford 2019
Wing Kay Po University of Cambridge 1997
Kenneth Lui University of Cambridge 2016
Joan Leung University of Oxford 2019
Tugo Cheng University of Cambridge 2015
Alan Cheung University of Oxford 2016
Angela Luk University of Oxford 2019
Yu Wai Chen University of Cambridge PhD 1986 (Peterhouse)
Yip Chun Bonn Lee University of Oxford 2019
Edison Chan University of Cambridge 2020
Ada Lee University of Cambridge 2015 (MPhil); 2022 (PhD)
Zixin Jiang University of Oxford 2016
Godfrey Leung University of Cambridge 2010
R Cheng University of Oxford 1991
Jun Pang University of Oxford 2019
Samuel Ng University of Oxford 2014
Yukiko Kobayashi Lui University of Cambridge 2018
Jessica Tan University of Cambridge 2021
Bolton Chau Ka Hung University of Oxford 2015
Rebecca Wong University of Oxford 2013
King Ming Lam University of Cambridge 2019
Alistair Leitch University of Oxford 2016/2020
Sally Kwok University of Oxford 1999
Franz Mang University of Oxford 2016 DPhil in Politics
Harry Wu University of Oxford 2012
Eliz Wong University of Cambridge 2017
YUEN Ho Yin University of Oxford 2021 (expected)
Alvin Hung University of Oxford 2022
John Chan University of Oxford 2016
Jack Lam University of Cambridge 2020
Man Yee Kan University of Oxford 2006
Check Ting Law University of Cambridge 2018
Adrian T.Y. Wong University of Cambridge LLM 2018
Benton Chung University of Cambridge 2019
Mentor Cheung 2014
J Lam 2019
Emilie McDonnell 2022
Adrian Lui 2015
Geoffrey Yeung University of Oxford 2016
Kui Hoi Lo University of Oxford 2019
Shela Lee University of Oxford 2007
Bobo lau University of Cambridge 2010
Susan Hargreaves University of Oxford 2020
Joseph Yu University of Oxford 2022
Chee Ching Sik University of Cambridge 2017
Pik Shan Pang University of Oxford 2017
Ray Yep University of Oxford 1998
Jacky Chow University of Cambridge 2020
C Kwong University of Cambridge 2011
Chow Chun Hin University of Cambridge 2020
Sealing Cheng University of Oxford 2002
Wing Yin LEUNG University of Oxford 2014
Rachel Ronald University of Oxford 2019
Kwong Sum Yin University of Oxford 2005
Annie Chan Hau Nung University of Oxford 1998
Vicky Ip University of Oxford 2012
Faye Dorcas Yung University of Cambridge 2016
Susanne Y P Choi University of Oxford 2002
Joseph Chan University of Oxford 1995
Adrienne Li University of Cambridge 2011
Rosa Kei University of Oxford 2012
Selina Chen University of Oxford 1996
Michael Anthony Ingham University of Oxford 1977
Weishi Yang University of Oxford 2019
Pui Yan Flora Lau University of Oxford 2009
Ip Ka Wai University of Oxford 2012
Loretta Lou University of Oxford 2017
Nelson Wong University of Oxford 2019
Carman Fung University of Cambridge 2015
Janette Chow University of Oxford 2016
Anissa Wong University of Oxford 2005
WONG CHING KWONG University of Cambridge 2017
Biby Chan University of Cambridge 1997
Sally Wong University of Cambridge 2007
Ming Sing University of Oxford 1993
Johnny Patterson University of Oxford 2016
Elizabeth Lui University of Oxford 2016
Paul Shieh 石永泰 University of Cambridge, University of Oxford 1987/1989
Pokwang Kwan, MEng DPhil CEng University of Oxford 2012
Peter HC Pang University of Oxford 2018
Long Tin Chan University of Cambridge 2017
Yan Tat Liu University of Oxford DPhil 2007
Sam Chun Wai CHOI University of Oxford 2022
Izzy steinegger University of Oxford 2016
Jeffrey Tam 譚俊傑 University of Oxford 2007
Julius Yam University of Oxford 2021
Ethan Lo University of Cambridge 2020
Edrick Hei Kit Ho University of Cambridge 2022
Sonia Lam-Knott University of Oxford 2016
Regina Hung University of Cambridge 2015
Siuyau Lee University of Oxford 2015
Chloe Tong University of Oxford 2022
Kyle Lin University of Cambridge 2019
Matthew Mak University of Oxford, University of Cambridge 2021/2017
Alan Wong University of Cambridge 2016
Gabriel Cheung University of Cambridge 2018
Jason Lo University of Cambridge 2020
Charlotte Kim University of Oxford 2017
Albert Wan University of Cambridge 2015
David Lawrence University of Oxford 2015
Andrew Lawrence University of Cambridge 2016
Peter Downing University of Oxford 2017
Rachel Mander University of Cambridge 2018
Larry Au University of Oxford MSc 2015
Tse Tin Wai University of Cambridge 2021
Queenie Li University of Oxford 2019
Tsz-Ho Yu University of Cambridge 2014
Avery Chan University of Oxford 2015
Sam Chan University of Oxford 2019
William Yu University of Oxford 2017
Sandy Ng University of Cambridge 2021
Jacob Vivian University of Oxford 2017
Jacky Tse University of Cambridge 2015
Timothy Chan University of Oxford 2005
Jeffery Tan University of Cambridge 2021
Patric Wong University of Oxford 2001
Edward Jackson University of Oxford 2010
Yeung See Yin University of Oxford 2005
Oliver Ni University of Cambridge 2021
Stella Chiu University of Cambridge 2016
Clayton Chong University of Oxford 2020
Cynthia Lau University of Oxford 2008
Tony Tsoi University of Cambridge 2017
Mok Yu Keung University of Cambridge 1996
Wang Luoduan University of Oxford 2018
Kung Sau IP University of Cambridge 1994
Nathan Jones University of Oxford 2014
Felix Lo University of Cambridge 2018
Wu, Wing Fing University of Cambridge 2013
K Lee University of Oxford 2016
Celina Chan University of Oxford 1999
Patricia Wat University of Cambridge 1985
Sharoncheung University of Oxford 2005
Yatman Cheng University of Oxford 2005
Alison Wong University of Cambridge 2015
Angelina Luk University of Cambridge 1993
NG Wai Yee Andrea University of Cambridge 1992
Victor Lui University of Cambridge 2016
Lik Yuen, Leung University of Oxford 2018
Monisa Wan University of Cambridge 2001
Danny Ching University of Oxford 2017
Rachel Ho University of Oxford 1993
Duen-Wei Hsu University of Oxford 2005
Hilary Chow University of Oxford 2015
Chun Wai Leung University of Cambridge 2015
Tak Huen Chau University of Oxford 2019
Choi Po King University of Oxford 1988
Michelle Kwong University of Oxford 2014
Shu-chuen Huang University of Oxford 2009
Catherine Chan University of Cambridge 1999
Jessica Harwood University of Oxford 2005
Allison Wong University of Cambridge 2017
Tiffany Yau University of Oxford 2019
David Lai University of Oxford MSc Tax 2019
George Ho University of Cambridge 2019
Freeman Huen University of Cambridge PhD 2001
Tiffany Ki University of Cambridge 2018
Michael Ng University of Cambridge 2017
Michelle Li University of Cambridge 2012
Chui Ying Hui University of Oxford 2020
Kenneth Leong University of Oxford 2018
Colman Yau University of Cambridge 2015
Lorraine Lau University of Oxford 2018
Cindy Lam University of Cambridge 2020
Noah Poulson University of Cambridge 2019
Lora Tsang University of Oxford 2001
Kenneth Lee University of Oxford 2020
Herbert Lau University of Cambridge 2004
Ryan Ng University of Oxford, University of Cambridge 2014/2019
Angela Lee University of Cambridge 2012
Fai Yeung University of Cambridge 2002
Harry Lau University of Oxford 2020
Afrin Shairaj University of Oxford 2020
Job Lam University of Cambridge 1999
Aileer Sau Ting Cheng University of Cambridge 2003
Shirley Wong University of Cambridge 2018
Kelvin Chan University of Cambridge 2012
Molly Kemp University of Oxford 2017
Christian Ford University of Cambridge 2019
Rianna Davis University of Cambridge 2022
Carmen Chan University of Oxford 2016
Yui Chim Lo University of Cambridge 2018
Michael Quinlan University of Cambridge 1974
R Choi University of Cambridge 2011
Calvin Qiu University of Cambridge 2010
Anna Tsui University of Oxford 2018
Esther Ng University of Cambridge 2019
James Chan University of Oxford 2014
Alan Leong Kah Kit University of Cambridge 1984
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