Hong Kong's Extradition Law Crisis: How did it get to this and where to next?

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China Studies Research Centre Seminar Series

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Date:
Thursday 01 August 2019 06:00 pm until Thursday 01 August 2019 07:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
China Studies Research Centre
9479 3889; csrc@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Mr Simon Henderson
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training
Cost:
Free

The last few months have brought millions of protestors onto the streets in Hong Kong on a scale never seen before. Protestors have opposed extradition law proposals that would allow people to be transferred to mainland China for the first time. Not since the Umbrella Movement of 2014 has Hong Kong been the subject of such widespread international attention. So how did it get to this stage? Why have so many people taken to the streets? What does it tell about governance in Hong Kong and what does it all mean for Hong Kong's future? Simon Henderson, an international human rights lawyer, will aim to answer these questions and more as he dissects the extradition bill crisis and Hong Kong's current political environment.

About the Speaker

Simon Henderson is an international human rights lawyer. He spent the last two years working as Senior Policy Adviser at Justice Centre Hong Kong, where he led a civil society human rights project on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review for China as it applies to Hong Kong. Simon has spent several years working on China and Hong Kong, covering a wide range of human rights issues. He has previously worked at the Law Council of Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Human Rights in China. He has a BComm, LLB, GDLP and LLM (International Law), as well as being admitted as a lawyer of the ACT Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

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