Please note that this event is in-person only and will not be livestreamed or recorded.

On 1 July 2023, the Chinese government introduced a wide-ranging new national security law (NSL) for Hong Kong, making it easier to prosecute protesters and challenging the independence of its legal system.

The law's 66 articles criminalise any act of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign or external forces. Crucially, Beijing, and not Hong Kong's judiciary or government, holds the final word over how the NSL is imposed and interpreted.

The Hong Kong authorities now claim their jurisdiction stretches across international borders.

On 3 July, Hong Kong police issued arrest warrants for eight people living in Britain, the USA, and two in Australia, accusing them of national security offences, including foreign collusion and incitement to secession, and offered a $HK 1 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of each person.

One of them is Kevin Yam, a Melbourne-based Australian who practised as a commercial lawyer in Hong Kong for two decades.

You are invited to hear Kevin Yam talk about where Hong Kong, and especially the rule of law there, is heading.

AIIA Victoria gratefully acknowledges the Walter Mangold Trust Fund for their support of our young members.

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