Secretary of Justice v Yau Yuk Lung Zigo, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, [2007] 10 HKCFAR 335

Judgment of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal finding in favour of the claimants who were previously convicted for homosexual buggery

The respondents engaged in homosexual intercourse in a private car parked beside a public road. They were charged with having committed buggery with each other otherwise than in private, contrary to the Crimes Ordinance. The respondents challenged the constitutionality of this, arguing that the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights guaranteed them a right to equality. The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal found in their favour and the respondents’ convictions were quashed.