The Department of Legal Studies
cordially invites all to a public lecture by
Professor Howard Hunter
Hong Kong: Debates about the Constitutional Status in the 1980's and Demonstrations in 2019
19 NOVEMBER 2019 | 3:30 p.M.
Nador 9 building | Gellner Room
Howard Hunter, Emeritus Professor of Law and former President, Singapore Management University; Emeritus Professor of Law and former Dean, Emory University. Professor Hunter was an Adviser to the Drafting Committee for the Hong Kong Basic Law in 1986 and has had fifteen years of experience living and working in Asia. He is a Recurrent Visiting Professor of Law at the CEU.
Demonstrations and other disruptions have continued in Hong Kong for weeks and there is no clear end in sight. There are many reasons cited for the current unrest, but some of the root causes can be traced back to the negotiations in the 1980s that led to the 1997 transfer from the British to the Chinese. Professor Hunter had a small role in the negotiations as a legal consultant and will discuss some of the connections between the 1980s and 2019.