Date: 02Oct 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm


“Living Will, Living Well? Advance Directives Across Asia” Workshop is a 2-day workshop that takes a comparative look at the law and practice of advance decision-making in healthcare across 15 jurisdictions in Asia. It consists of Workshop 1 and Workshop 2.

Speakers & Programme: click here

This is the recording of Workshop 2, “Advance Directives in Hong Kong”.

Workshop 2 focuses on advance directives in Hong Kong, covering both legal and medical perspectives, as well as the recent legislative proposal on advance directives.

This project is a particularly timely one in light of recent developments in Asian jurisdictions. Hong Kong has just undergone a public consultation regarding the regulation of advance directives, as a first step towards the codification of the common law position that it currently follows.

Date & Time: 2 Oct 2020, 4pm – 6pm


Introductory Remarks on Current Law and Practice on ADs in Hong Kong (HK)

• Prof Rebecca Lee
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
• Ms Sherlynn G Chan
Partner, Stevenson, Wong & Co and Chairman of Mental Health Law Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
• Ms Daisy Cheung
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Deputy Director, Centre for Medical Ethics & Law, The University of Hong Kong
• Dr Jacqueline Kwan-yuk Yuen
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Introductory Remarks on Future of Law and Practice of AD in HK

• Mr Albert K C Lam
Consultant (Health), Food and Health Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The HK legislative proposal for ADs – an English response

• Mr Alex Ruck Keene
Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London and Visiting Professor, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, UK

Panel discussion and Q&A

Prof Michael Dunn
Associate Professor, Ethox Centre & Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford, UK

The video of Workshop 1, “Advance Directives Across Asia”, is available here.

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