LAWASIA webinar on Hong Kong's National Security Law

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The Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in Hong Kong (National Security Law) came into force in June 2020.

Concerns have been expressed over the National Security Law’s content and implementation.

This webinar, jointly hosted by LAWASIA and the Law Society of Hong Kong, will cover aspects of the National Security Law including:

  • offences and penalties under the law
  • the extra-territorial reach
  • the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts
  • availability of due process and the independence of the judiciary

The panel will also discuss issues to be considered in enacting a national security law such as the balancing of human rights protections.

Speakers

  • Amirali B. Nasir, MH, JP, vice president and chairman of Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong (moderator)
  • Mark Daly, Council member and member of Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Dr Thomas So, JP,  immediate past president and member of Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong 
  • Professor Zheng Ge, professor of public law at KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiaotong University

More speakers yet to be announced

National Security Law for Hong Kong – balancing public order and civil liberties

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020

Time: 2pm to 4pm (Hong Kong/Singapore/KL/Beijing) / 6am to 8am (London)

Cost: Free

Register for the webinar online

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