Conference on Extradition Law and Human Rights: Does the Hong Kong Government’s Bill Provide Sufficient Safeguard for Our Rights?

On June 11, 2019, the Centre for Comparative and Public Law of Faculty of Law held the Conference on “Extradition Law and Human Rights: Does the Hong Kong Government’s Bill Provide Sufficient Safeguard for Our Rights?”. With Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 being originally scheduled to be placed before the full sitting of the Legislative Council the next day, this conference examined whether the Bill contains sufficient safeguards for the rights of people in Hong Kong, as well as other legal issues, drawing on diverse perspectives regarding the law and practice of extradition in other jurisdictions. Local, mainland and international experts engaged in a fruitful discussion of the impact of this proposed Bill on Hong Kong, as well as other jurisdictions, attracting more than 200 audiences.

To revisit the Conference recording, please visiting https://video.law.hku.hk/.Mr Philip Dykes SC, Chairman of Hong Kong Bar AssociationProfessor Ian Grenville Cross SBS, SC, former Director of Public Prosecutions of HKSARProfessor Albert Chen, HKUProfessor Johannes Chan SC (Hon), HKUDr Margaret Ng, barrister, former member of the Legislative CouncilDr Asad Kiyani, University of Victoria

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