Fifth Annual Conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICONS)

Themed of "Identity, Security, Democracy: Challenges for Public Law"

The conference lasted 3 days during which a range of key pressing issues were handled - i.e. diversity, identity and human rights; courts and democratization; and technology and public law. Apart from the scholarly sessions as above, other functions were also included - i.e. the ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the HKU Faculty of Law. Our firm proactively sponsored the conference to promote the awareness of LexisNexis at HKU and the public law titles.

Event Details

Date: Monday - Wednesday, 25 - 27 June 2018

Time: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (Day 1) / 9:00am – 4:30pm (Day 2) / 9:00am – 2:30pm (Day 3)

Venue: Faculty of Law, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

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Event Details

MONDAY JUNE 25, 2018

Professor Michael Hor
Dean of Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Opening Remarks
Professor Gráinne de Búrca, New York University Professor
Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto
Co-Presidents, ICON·S

Opening Address
The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma
Chief Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

Keynote Speech
The Right Honourable the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
Former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (Non-Permanent Justice of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal )

Plenary Panel 1: Diversity, Identity and Human Rights
- Judge Navi Pillay
Commissioner for the International Commission Against the Death Penalty
Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Former Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and International Criminal Court

- Professor Yash Ghai
Director of Katiba Institute, Kenya
Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong

- Professor Eva Brems
University of Ghent

- Chair: Professor Johannes Chan, The University of Hong Kong


Plenary Panel 2: Courts and Democratization
- Justice Ilwon Kang
Constitutional Court of Korea

- Professor Kim Lane Scheppele
Princeton University Professor

- Lin Tzu-Yi
Director & Distinguished Research Professor, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taipei

- Chair: Professor Richard Albert, University of Texas School of Law


Plenary Panel 3: Technology and Public Law
- Professor Christopher Yoo
University of Pennsylvania

- Professor Karen Yeung
University of Birmingham

- Professor Frank Pasquale
University of Maryland

- Chair: Associate Professor Cora Chan, The University of Hong Kong

Closing Remarks
- Professor Rosalind Dixon
University of New South Wales

- Professor Lorenzo Casini
IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca
Incoming Co-Presidents, ICON·S