Sessions Information

  • January 9, 2022
    4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
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    In theory, academics can engage in intellectual debate, rigorous research, and open publication without fear of censorship, retaliation, or professional censure. Yet with the rise of illiberal politicians, and the retrenchment of authoritarianism in many parts of the world, academic freedom is sacrificed for political expediency. Scholars, journalists, and academics have been detained, sued under vague theories such as picking quarrels or posting negative information, and occasionally indicted under capacious interpretations of criminal defamation. This panel examines recent developments in China, Hong Kong and South Korea related to academic freedom.

Session Speakers
Organization: Texas A&M University School of Law

Organization: New York University School of Law

Organization: University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law

Organization: Western New England University School of Law

Session Fees
  • East Asian Law & Society, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law - Academic Freedom and Scholars at Risk in East Asia: $0.00