International Humanitarian Law Seminar

The Implementation of the Geneva Conventions in HKSAR


Join us for an insightful seminar that delves into the legal intricacies of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) with a particular focus on the significant transition in Hong Kong's sovereignty from Britain to China in 1997. 
Hong Kong was subject to the Geneva Conventions (GC) during the colonial era as the UK is a state party to the conventions. After 1997, It is crucial for us to understand the present legal standing of the GC under the Basic Law.
This seminar will shed light on the challenges faced in implementing IHL within Hong Kong's current legal system. It offers a valuable opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding and explore the nuances of IHL in the context of Hong Kong.

Don't miss out on this unique learning experience!

Date: 31 October 2023 (Tue)
Time:  19:00 – 21:00
Venue: Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters 
(5/F, Jockey Club Convention Hall, Hong Kong Red Cross Headquarters, 19 Hoi Ting Road, West Kowloon)
Speaker: Prof. Alex Fan, MH,
Adjunct Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
Medium:   Cantonese, supplemented with English slides
For any enquiries, please contact Mr. Isaac Lau at

Speaker introduction:

Prof. Alex Fan, MH,
 is a practising barrister with extensive experience in commercial litigation. Outside the courtroom, Alex is heavily engaged in commercial arbitration practice. Since 2020, Alex has been appointed by Hainan Provincial Government, PRC as the instituting President and Board Member of Hainan International Arbitration Court (HIAC), being the only Hongkonger serving on the Board. Alex is a Member (Legal Subsector) of the Election Committee of the HKSAR. Since 2023, Alex has been appointed Adjunct Professor of Hong Kong Baptist University where he teaches corporate law and national security law.

Alex remains active in the mooting community. He has been invited by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and the Hong Kong Red Cross to serve as member of the Organising Committee for the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot since 2018.