13 July at 18:00 - 19:00 BST
The PRC’s crackdown on the anti-extradition come pro-democracy movement of 2019, and subsequent imposition of the NSL in 2020, is threatening the rule of law, political freedom, and human rights in Hong Kong to an unprecedented degree.
Hong Kong’s legal system, once revered as the most robust in Asia, is now steadily in decline. Many Hongkongers were arrested on dubious terms during the protests of 2019, and the National Security Law (NSL) has been mobilised as a weapon of ‘lawfare’ targeting Hongkongers – from university students to successful entrepreneurs – deemed criminals under its vague terms. Once arrested, protestors and dissidents have been subject to inhumane conditions and cruel treatment in Hong Kong’s correctional facilities; this is a particularly grievous development that demands attention.
Join Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC – Member of the House of Lords, Carmen Lau – Former District Councilor in Hong Kong, Gray Sergeant – Associate Fellow in Chinese Geopolitics, Council on Geostrategy, and Stephen Vines – Author, award winning journalist and public speaker, as they discuss the ‘criminal’ nature of the courts and corrections system in Hong Kong and the findings of the paper: Hong Kong’s courts and corrections: A ‘criminal’ justice system, published by the Council on Geostrategy.
Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC
13 July, 2022
18:00 - 19:00 BST
House of Parliament,
Palace of Westminster,
London, SW1A 0AA
Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC, Carmen Lau, Gray Sergeant, Stephen Vines, Viktorija Starych-Samuoliene