Hong Kong: Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong, 1 July 2021 | UN Side Event

Public Invitation – Hong Kong Side Event, PDF Invitation
Thursday 1 July 2021, 0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 CEST/1930-2100 HKST
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Assessing the National Security Law in Hong Kong: The First 365 Days

Thursday 1 July 2021
0730-0900 EDT/1330-1500 CEST/1930-2100 HKST

On 30 June 2020, Beijing imposed the National Security Law (NSL) on Hong Kong. PRC and Hong Kong authorities have wielded this legislation to silence dissent, arrest individuals for expressing pro-democratic views, stifle protests, and reduce the autonomy of Hong Kong’s judiciary and legislature. This 90-minute event will bring together Hong Kong activists in exile and human rights experts to discuss the practical effects of the NSL on Hong Kong’s legal system and democratic processes, and on Hong Kong residents.

Moderator: Victor Mallet, Financial Times

Panel Segment I:
• Mr. Clement Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association
• Ms. Mary Lawlor, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders
• Ms. Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

Panel Segment II:
• Mr. Nathan Law, Activist
• Ms. Glacier Kwong, Activist
• Dr. Victoria Hui, University of Notre Dame

Attendees can register to attend this virtual event here at the following link.

Panel segments I and II will be followed by interventions from Member States and NGOs and, time permitting, a Q & A session. Individual Member States and NGOs may make 60 second interventions, and Member States and NGOs speaking on behalf of a group may make 120 second interventions. Those wishing to present interventions should inscribe on the speakers list here.

This event is sponsored by the International Service for Human Rights. LRWC is one of the co-sponsors.