Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Event: Reflections on the Scottish Referendum

Seminar, Thursday, 25 September 2014, 17:00-18:30pm
Academic Conference Room 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

“Should Scotland be an independent country?” - Scholars discuss the recent Scottish referendum, focusing on the ramifications under international law and the implications for domestic constitutional reforms in Scotland and Hong Kong.

Fu Hualing
Professor of Law and Associate Dean (China Affairs), University of Hong Kong
The Scottish Vote and Implications for Hong Kong.

Tony Carty
Sir Y K Pao Chair of Public Law, University of Hong Kong 
The UK Government agreed to legalize the referendum, not allowed under the Scotland Act.  What does the referendum signify as a precedent in international law?

Scott Veitch
Paul KC Chung Professor in Jurisprudence, University of Hong Kong
A democratic vote for more democracy? Why would you be against that? Some lessons from the Scottish referendum experience.

1 comment:

  1. The SCMP covered the event. See Fanny W.Y. Fung, "Hong Kong should learn from Scottish referendum, say legal experts", 26 Sept 2014: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600579/hong-kong-should-learn-scottish-referendum-say-legal-experts