Friday, October 9, 2020

HKU Law's National Security Law Webinar Series 2020


5.  Book Talk: China's National Security Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law? (28 Sept 2020)
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. 
Chairs 
Ms Cora Chan, The University of Hong Kong 
Prof Fiona de Londras, University of Birmingham; Hon Prof, Australian National University
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 

4. Academic Freedom in Hong Kong: the Potential Impact of the New National Security Law (15 Aug 2020)
Date/Time: 15/08/2020 09:00-11:00
Welcoming Remarks by Professor Fu Hualing, Dean, Warren Chan Professor of Human Rights and Responsibilities, HKU Faculty of Law
Speakers:
Proposing a 'Bottom-Up' Approach to Protecting Academic Freedom in the Shadow of the NSL
Carole Petersen (University of Hawaii at Manoa):
This presentation begins by briefly introducing the significant written protections for academic freedom in the Joint Declaration and HK's Basic Law and explaining how this framework was undermined in the past two decades by changes to university governance structures. The enactment of the NSL presents a further challenge due to the broad and vague language of the new criminal offenses. HK academics should not wait for policies to be announced from above. Rather, academics should take a 'bottom up' approach and adopt robust policies at the faculty and departmental levels. Such policies should emphasize the importance of scholarly research (including 'knowledge exchange' as one of the criteria in research assessment exercises) and the demand for courses that include experiential teaching.
International Standards Supporting Academic Freedom
Kelley Loper (Faculty of Law, HKU)
This presentation will draw primarily on the ICCPR, which has a special place in HK's constitutional framework due to Article 39of the HK Basic Law and is also preserved in Article 4 of the NSL. HK courts will likely use the ICCPR as a guide when interpreting vague language in the NSL and thus the views of the UN Human Rights Committee (the treaty-monitoring body for the ICCPR) are particularly relevant. However, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) is also referred to in Article 39 of the Basic Law and Article 4 of the NSL. Thus, the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights can offer guidance, particularly in the context of the right to education.
Comparative Perspectives: Lessons from Abroad
Robert Quinn (Scholars at Risk Network, New York University )
Threats to academic freedom are a global phenomena and this presentation will draw on lessons from jurisdictions outside Hong Kong. When faced with laws and government policies adopted in the name of "national security" university administrators may feel a need to take proactive steps to comply with the law. They have an understandable desire to protect their students and faculty from arrest and possible criminal prosecution. However, universities also need to be careful not to design policies that "protect" the university by chilling academic freedom and encouraging self-censorship.

3. Security Laws in Singapore and Hong Kong: A Comparison新加坡與香港國安法的比較研究 (25 July 2020)
Date: July 25, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 15:00 — 17:00
Language: English
Moderator主持:
Fu Hualing
Professor of Human Rights and Responsibilities, HKU Faculty of Law
(香港大學法律學院陳志海基金講座教授、院長)
Speakers講者:
Michael Hor
Professor, HKU Faculty of Law (香港大學法律學院教授)
Kevin Tan
Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore (新加坡大學法學院客座教授)

2. Hong Kong National Security Law and Extraterritoriality港區國安法与域外管辖(18 July 2020)
 
Time: 15:00 - 17:00, July 18 Saturday 2020
(7月18日15:00-17:00)
Language: English (英文)
Venue: Zoom
This seminar explores the possible extraterritorial application of the Hong Kong National Security Law (NSL) based on both the personality principle and protective principle. Speakers in the panel will identity the reach and potential overreach of this long-arm legislation and examine legal and diplomatic challenges that the NSL may face in implementation.
Moderator主持:
• Albert Chen 陳弘毅
Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor in Constitutional Law, HKU Faculty of Law
(香港大學法律學院鄭陳蘭如基金憲法學教授)
Member, the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee
(全國人大常委會香港基本法委員會委員)
Speakers講者:
• China’s Long Arm Legislation(中國的長臂管轄立法)
Fu Hualing 傅華伶
Dean, Warren Chan Professor of Human Rights and Responsibilities, HKU Faculty of Law
(香港大學法律學院陳志海基金講座教授、院長)
• Protective Jurisdiction and Hong Kong’s National Security Law(保護管轄和港區國安法)
Bing Ling 淩兵
Professor of Chinese Law, The University of Sydney Law School (悉尼大学法学院教授)
• Extraterritorial Effect of the Hong Kong National Security Law(港區國安法的域外效力)
Zhaojie(James) Li李兆傑
Professor of International Law at Tsinghua University School of Law (清華大學法學院国际法教授)
• Extraterritorial Effect of the Hong Kong’s National Security Law: Some Comparisons
(港區國安法的域外效力: 一些比較)
Peter Chau周兆雋
Assistant Professor, HKU Faculty of Law (香港大學法律學院助理教授)

1. Balancing Freedom and Security: the Hong Kong National Security Law港區國安法:平衡自由與安全 (4 July 2020)
Time: 15:00 - 17:30, July 4 Saturday 2020
(7月4日 15:00-17:30)
Language: English/Putonghua/Cantonese (廣東話/普通話/英文)
While the Hong Kong National Security Law will operate within the One Country Two Systems framework, it is set to have a significant and long lasting impact on Hong Kong’s legal system. This and several forthcoming seminars organized by the Faculty of Law and its research Centres will review the new legislation and its implications. Participating experts from different backgrounds will shed light on the challenges arising from, and rule of law responses to, the new national security regime in Hong Kong. This opening seminar aims to offer an introduction to the overall structure of the legislation, to highlight issues of concern and to suggest ways forward.
• Fu Hualing 傅華伶 (Moderator主持)
Dean, Warren Chan Professor of Human Rights and Responsibilities, HKU Faculty of Law
(香港大學法律學院陳志海基金講座教授、院長)
• Richard Wong 王于漸
Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, HKU
(香港大學黃乾亨黃英豪基金政治經濟學教授)
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, HKU (香港大學首席副校長)
• Albert Chen 陳弘毅
Cheng Chan Lan Yue Professor in Constitutional Law, HKU Faculty of Law
(香港大學法律學院鄭陳蘭如憲法學講座教授)
Member, the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee
(全國人大常委會香港基本法委員會委員)
• Han Dayuan韓大元 (via Zoom)
Professor of Law, Renmin University School of Law (中國人民大學法學院教授)
Member, the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the National People’s Congress
Standing Committee (全國人大常委會香港基本法委員會委員)
• Cora Chan陳秀慧
Associate Professor, HKU Faculty of Law (香港大學法律學院副教授)
• Simon Young楊艾文
Professor and Associate Dean, HKU Faculty of Law (香港大學法律學院教授、副院長)
• Wang Zhenmin王振民 (via Zoom)
Professor, Tsinghua University School of Law (清華大學法學院教授)
Director, Center for Hong Kong and Macao Studies of the Tsinghua University
(清華大學港澳研究中心主任)

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