Programme

DAY 1
MONDAY JUNE 25, 2018

1.00-1.15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks (Grand Hall)

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

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

1.15-1.30 p.m.
Opening Address (Grand Hall)

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

1.30-2.40 p.m.
Keynote Address (Grand Hall)

“Balancing National Security and Public Order with Human Rights: A Judicial Perspective”

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

2.40-3.00 p.m.
Coffee Break
(Foyer outside Grand Hall)


3.00-4.30 p.m.
Plenary Session I: Diversity, Identity and Human Rights

“Respect for Diversity”

Judge Navi Pillay
Commissioner for the International Commission against the Death Penalty, Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

“Diversity, Identity and Human Rights: Experiences in Asia and Africa”

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

“Multicultural Human Rights Conflicts: We Need to Talk about Process”

Professor Eva Brems
University of Ghent

Chair:
Professor Johannes Chan, The University of Hong Kong

4.45-6.15 p.m.
Parallel Panel Sessions I (Cheng Yu Tung Tower and CPD Classrooms)

6.30-8.00 p.m.
Ceremony to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of HKU Law Faculty (Grand Hall)

Opening Reception (Foyer outside Grand Hall)

 

DAY 2
TUESDAY JUNE 26, 2018

9.00-10.30 a.m.
Parallel Panel Sessions II (Cheng Yu Tung Tower and CPD Classrooms)

10.30-11.00 a.m.
Coffee Break (Foyer outside Grand Hall)

11.00 a.m.-12.30 p.m.
Parallel Panel Sessions III (Cheng Yu Tung Tower and CPD Classrooms)

12.30-1.30 p.m.
Lunch Break (Foyer outside Grand Hall)

1.30-2.30 p.m.
ICON·S Workshop: How to Supervise a PhD Thesis
(Grand Hall)

Joseph H.H. Weiler
New York University

2.30-4.00 p.m.
Award Announcements: ICON·S Book Prize & ICON Best Paper Prize (Grand Hall)

Plenary Session II: Courts and Democratization (Grand Hall)

“The Role of the Constitutional Court in Korea’s Democratization

Justice Ilwon Kang
Constitutional Court of Korea

Why Populists Hate Judicial Independence

Professor Kim Lane Scheppele
Princeton University

“After Democratization: The Taiwan Constitutional Court at the Crossroads of Judicial Activism”

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

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

4.00-4.30 p.m.
Coffee Break (Foyer outside Grand Hall)

4.30-6.00 p.m.
Parallel Panel Sessions IV (Cheng Yu Tung Tower and CPD Classrooms)


DAY 3
WEDNESDAY JUNE 27, 2018 

9.00-10.30 a.m.
Parallel Panel Sessions V 
(Cheng Yu Tung Tower and CPD Classrooms)

10.30-10.45 a.m.
Break (Foyer outside Grand Hall)

10.45 a.m.-12.15 p.m.
Parallel Panel Sessions VI 
(Cheng Yu Tung Tower and CPD Classrooms)

12.15-12.45 p.m.
Snack Break (Foyer outside Grand Hall)

12.45-2.15 p.m.
Plenary Session III: Technology and Public Law (Grand Hall)

“Public Law and Technology”

Professor Christopher Yoo
University of Pennsylvania

“Legal Automation, Rule by Law and the Rule of Law”

Professor Frank Pasquale
University of Maryland

“Big Data-driven Government: Towards a New Public Analytics in Public Administration?”

Professor Karen Yeung
University of Birmingham

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

2.15-2.30 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Professor Rosalind Dixon, University of New South Wales

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