Challenges to Democracy in Hong Kong

Date: Wed, February 24 2016 Time: 9:00am

Mark Palmer Forum for the Advancement of Democracy presents
Challenges to Democracy in Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 
9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
Registration and light breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m.

1850 M Street NW
Suite 1100
Washington, D.C. 20036

The recent disappearances of five booksellers, who publish works critical of China, indicate Beijing’s growing influence and encroachments on fundamental rights in Hong Kong. How significant are the threats to freedom of expression and rule of law? Can the “one country, two systems” principle be preserved? How can Hong Kong civil society best protect their rights? And what political dynamics might unfold as Hong Kong heads into elections later this year? Please join us for a discussion on current challenges and the future of democracy in Hong Kong.

Panelists: 
Karin Deutsch Karlekar 
Director, Free Expression Programs 
PEN American Center

Robert Precht 
Founder and President 
Justice Labs

Benny Tai 
Associate Professor of Law 
University of Hong Kong 

Moderator: 
Mark P. Lagon 
President 
Freedom House

Click here to watch

Share our event: