Meeting

Virtual Roundtable: A Conversation on the Hong Kong Legal System and the Case of Jimmy Lai

Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Speaker
Caoilfhionn Gallagher

Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

Presider

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations

Winston Lord Roundtable Series on Asia, the Rule of Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy and Asia Program

The national security trial of Jimmy Lai, founder of Apple Daily and pro-democracy activist from Hong Kong, is scheduled to take place this December. Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC, accomplished human rights lawyer leading the international legal team defending Mr. Lai and an expert in accountability for crimes against journalists, and Jerome A. Cohen, adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss the case of Jimmy Lai and Apple Daily and the wider ramifications for media freedom and the rule of law in Hong Kong and across the region.

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