Food Law Conference and Upcoming ICCR Lecture on India at CUHK Law

Food Law Conference in December

To address the most current issues related to food and reflect on the role of the law as a bridge for trade and investment in the food sector, the Faculty of Law of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) hosted an international full-day conference on “Food Law Comparative Perspectives: Safety, Trade, and Culture in Hong Kong, Asia, and the EU” at its Graduate Law Centre on 1 December 2017.

Co-organised with the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong and the Marco Polo Society, the conference was attended by 27 speakers involving government officials, academics, attorneys and food company directors and over 30 participants.

The conference commenced with opening remarks by Professor Christopher Gane, Dean of CUHK Law, Mr. Kenneth Chan, Principal Assistant Secretary for Food and Health (Food) 1, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government, and Mrs. Sarah Negro, Deputy Consul-General of Italy in Hong Kong, followed by four sessions addressing topics on “Issues and Challenges for Food Law: Legislation, Regulation, and Policy”, “China International Food Safety & Quality: Pitfalls and New Perspectives”, “Food Quality and Consumer Protection” and “Enhancing Food Safety: Learning from New Free Trade Agreements”. Details can be found on the conference website: http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/20171201FoodLawConf.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Public Lecture on India in January

The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), an autonomous organisation of the Government of India involving in India’s external cultural relations, have established cooperation in the ‘ICCR Visiting Professorship of Indian Studies’ programme. Under this programme, CUHK will host a visiting Indian professor nominated by ICCR to engage in teaching and research. For 2017-18, Professor Sanoj Rajan has been nominated to visit CUHK Law, and will deliver an ICCR Lecture on “Waging Wars without War: The Ancient Indian Practices of Laws of War” on 25 January 2018 at the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, Central.

In this lecture, Professor Rajan will discuss the Dharma-based Hindu and Buddhist norms for conflict in Ancient India and give a detailed examination of the practices of Ankam and Mamamkam on the medieval Malabar Coast in South India. The lecture will end by looking into the prospects of using the principles discussed in modern laws of war (especially using the emerging automated warfares). Admission is free of charge and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

To register and learn more about the lecture, please visit http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/20180125ICCRlecture. Registration will close after 5:30 pm, 22 January 2018.

(From left) Opening remarks by Mr. Kenneth Chan, Principal Assistant Secretary for Food and Health (Food) 1, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government; Mrs. Sarah Negro, Deputy Consul-General of Italy in Hong Kong and Professor Christopher Gane, Dean of CUHK Law.

Speakers addressed some of the most relevant issues related to trade and investment in the food sector at the conference.

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