Video (click here to watch it on YouTube):   

The seminar: 

In the case of HKSAR v Kwok Wai-yin [2022] HKCFI 2989, the accused has been sentenced to one year probation for killing his cancer-stricken wife, while he himself suffered from a major depressive disorder. When Mr Justice Albert Wong sentenced the accused, he noted the tough situation of patients and helpers and mentioned that it was for the government to consider whether to orchestrate the way forward. In this webinar, a panel of scholars will discuss this case, as well as advance directives and euthanasia in a wider context.

Biographies and abstracts: click HERE 


Advance Directives in Hong Kong
Ms Daisy Cheung
Assistant Professor of Law Deputy Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong


The Rights of the Terminally Ill Child to Respect for and Protection of Her /His Dignity and the Option of Euthanasia
Prof Jaap E. Doek
Guest Lecturer, Leiden University Emeritus professor of Law (Family and Juvenile Law), Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam


The Rapid Expansion of Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide in Canada: A Cautionary Tale
Prof Trudo Lemmens
Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy of Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Dr Calvin W. L. HO
Associate Professor of Law
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculties of Law and Medicine
The University of Hong Kong

Prof Gilberto K. K. LEUNG
Tsang Wing-Hing Professor in Clinical Neuroscience
Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculties of Law and Medicine
Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning) of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

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  • Public Talk
Date & Time
  • 24 Nov, 2022 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Live Zoom Session

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