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【被港大辭退】戴耀廷回應:這標誌香港學術自由的終結

2020/7/28 — 20:30

戴耀廷

戴耀廷

【編按:香港大學法律系副教授戴耀廷去年因為「佔中案」被判監,港大展開紀律程序檢討戴耀廷去留,港大校委會今日(28 日)召開會議,消息指校委會大比數通過開除戴耀廷,推翻教務委員會早前建議保留教席的結論;戴耀廷在 fb 發文,指辭退他的決定,不是由港大,而是大學以外的勢力「透過它的代理人作出」,這決定標誌「香港學術自由的終結」。】

辭退我的決定,並不是由香港大學,而是由大學以外的勢力透過它的代理人作出。

這標誌香港學術自由的終結。香港學術機構的教研人員,再難自由地對公眾,就一些政治或社會爭議事情,發表具爭議的言論。香港的學術機構再不能保護其成員免受內部及外在的干預。

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若仍有疑問「一國一制」是否已臨到香港,我的個案應足以釋疑。

我非常感謝香港大學培育我成為一名法律學生、法律老師、法律學者及法治的守護者。當目睹所愛的大學沉淪,我感到心痛。

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不過,我會以另外的身份繼續法治的研究及教學工作,也不會停止為香港的法治而戰。

我有信心在未來,會見到一所自由的港大重生。

The decision to terminate my appointment was made not by the University of Hong Kong but by an authority beyond the University through its agents.

It marks the end of academic freedom in Hong Kong. Academic staff in education institutions in Hong Kong are no longer free to make controversial statements to the general public about politically or socially controversial matters. Academic institutions in Hong Kong cannot protect their members from internal and outside interferences.

If there is still any doubt of the advancement of “One Country, One System” in the territory, my case should be able to remove it.

I am very grateful to the University of Hong Kong for nurturing me as a law student, a law teacher, a legal researcher and a guardian of the rule of law. I am heart-broken to witness the demise of my beloved university.

Yet, I will continue my research and teaching on the rule of law in another capacity. My fight for Hong Kong’s rule of law also will not stop.

I have the confidence to see the rebirth of a free HKU in the future.

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