Friday, January 15, 2016

CCPL Launches 'Dialogue Series on Hong Kong's Constitutional Future'

On 12 January 2016, CCPL launched the first in a three-part "Dialogue Series on Hong Kong's Constitutional Future". Associate Professor Benny Tai was joined by Martin Lee (Founding Chairman of the Democratic Party and Legislative Councillor from 1985 - 2008) and Joshua Wong (Fonder of Scholarism) for a discussion on the Future of Hong Kong's Democracy. The three speakers represented three generations in the quest for Hong Kong’s democracy and took the opportunity to debate avenues that could lead towards a more democratic future in Hong Kong.
     Attending the event were members of the public, legal practitioners, academics and members of the Faculty of Law's staff, including CCPL Director Puja Kapai and Visiting Professor and former CCPL Director Andrew Byrnes. Photos from the event can be found on the Centre’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ccplhk and the video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/pigl967i724.
     The Centre has long been involved with organising its Political Reform Seminar Series and this event marks the first of the year with more planned for 2016. The remaining two events in the series are as follows:
No. 2: A Dialogue on the Future of Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
Date: 26 February 2016
Time: 18:00 p.m. - 19:30 p.m.
Johannes Chan (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)(TBC)
Benny Tai (Convenor, Rule of Law Education Project, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)
Kevin Yam (Convenor, Progressive Lawyers Group)
No. 3: A Dialogue on the Future of One Country Two Systems
Date: 15 March 2016
Time: 18:00 p.m. - 19:30 p.m.
Albert Chen (Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)
Benny Tai (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)
Brian Fong (Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Further details of the content and registration for these two events can be found on the CCPL website at http://www.law.hku.hk/ccpl/.  For Suzanne Pepper's detailed report of the event published in Hong Kong Free Press, click here.

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