Date: 28 September 2020 (Monday)
Time: 1:00pm – 3:20pm

SYNOPSIS:

This event marks the publication of Chan and de Londras (eds), China’s National Security: Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law? and places the book—written in 2019—into the context of events since its publication, including notably the passage of the Hong Kong National Security Law. In this collection, contributing authors explored the potential and limits of Hong Kong’s laws, institutions and civil society in maintaining the rule of law in light of China’s national security imperatives. The collection was published shortly before the Chinese government introduced the Hong Kong National Security Law. In this event, some of the authors in the collection will reflect on to what extent are the safeguards identified in the book displaced or rendered ineffectual by recent events, and whether China’s national security law endangers Hong Kong’s rule of law. These author reflections will be preceded by a keynote address from Prof Victor V. Ramraj (University of Victoria).

Keynote
Prof Victor V. Ramraj, University of Victoria

Speakers/ Authors
Dr Paulo Cardinal, University of Macau
Prof Lin Feng, City University of Hong Kong
Dr Pui Yin Lo, Barrister-at-law
Prof Carole Petersen, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Prof Simon Young, The University of Hong Kong

Other Attending Authors
Prof Johannes Chan, SC (Hon), The University of Hong Kong
Prof Albert Chen, The University of Hong Kong
Ms Surabhi Chopra, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof Fu Hualing, The University of Hong Kong
Prof Jill Cottrell Ghai, Katiba Institute
Prof Yash Ghai, Katiba Institute
Mr Danny Gittings, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
Dr Lam Wai-Man, Open University of Hong Kong
Dr Margaret Ng, Barrister-at-law

Chairs
Ms Cora Chan, The University of Hong Kong
Prof Fiona de Londras, University of Birmingham; Hon Prof, Australian National University