The Medico-Legal Society of Victoria was established in 1931. The objectives of the society are the promotion of medico-legal knowledge and the fostering of professional and collegiate scholarship and interaction among members of the medical and legal professions. This is achieved by facilitating the exchange of ideas and information at general meetings held about six times per year. Persons of eminence in their field are invited to the meetings to deliver papers of mutual interest to the two professions.
This talk will address matters relating to the rule of law and free speech in Hong Kong. It will briefly review the events, which occurred between late 2015 and the middle of 2016, concerning five booksellers connected to a bookstore in the city. These events raised concerns about the principle of “one country, two systems” in accordance with which the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was established and under which it operates.
Membership of the Medico-Legal Society of Victoria is open to legally-qualified members of the medical and of the legal professions.