Nov 24
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CMEL - Preservation of Dignity in the Terminally Ill

You are cordially invited to our upcoming webinar entitled “Preservation of Dignity in the Terminally Ill”.


Preservation of Dignity in the Terminally Ill

24 November 2022, Thursday
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Online (open to all): Live Zoom Session
In person (*HKU Staff and HKU Students Only): 
Philip K.H. Wong Theatre (formerly the Moot Court), 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU


Prior registration at this link is required.


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. 


Presentation 1:

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



Presentation 2:

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



Presentation 3:

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


Biographies and Abstracts: click here


This event is free of charge.


*Only HKU Staff or HKU Students who have registered in advance and who comply with the HKU Vaccine Pass requirements may attend the seminar in person. They will be requested to arrive 15 minutes early.


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