Hur kommer relationerna utvecklas mellan Hongkong och Peking under det kommande året? Kommer Hongkong kunna bevara sin unika status gentemot Fastlandskina? Hur kan EU vara en positiv kraft for frihet och mänskliga rättigheter?
Frivärld tillsammans med Svenska Atlantkommittén anordnade ett seminarium om dessa frågor torsdag den 30 januari. I panelen deltog Dennis Kwok, medlem i LegCo, samt Janet Pang, advokat i Hongkong.
Dennis Kwok is a member of the LegCo, representing the legal profession in Hong Kong. He was elected in 2012 and then re-elected in 2016. Mr Kwok is a founding member of the Civic Party and the convenor of The Professionals Guild (an alliance formed amongst the functional constituency Members in the LegCo). Mr Kwok is currently the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee and the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services in HKSAR Legislative Council. The protection of “One Country Two Systems”, the rule of law in Hong Kong, human rights, and anti-human trafficking issues are his main focus areas.
Janet Pang is a solicitor in Hong Kong, who worked as a legislative aide in the Hong Kong Legislative Council from 2015 to 2018, with focuse on political, human rights and legal affairs. She has been a core member of the Hong Kong based human rights organisation Civil Rights Observer since January 2018. She has also been involved in pro bono legal work and advocacy related to the defence of protestors during the recent social movements in Hong Kong, and preparatory work for the judicial review against the anti-mask regulation.