PUBLICATIONS

Articles, Reports and Conference Presentations

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES, RESEARCH PROJECTS AND REPORTS

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

 

Yan-ho Lai and Ming Sing. 2020. “Solidarity and Implications of a Leaderless Movement: Its Strengths and Limitations” Communist and Post-communist Studies, Vol. 53, No.4, pp.41-67.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2020. “Discernment of Spirits and Pastoral Circle in Social Movement: A Theological Reflection on Hong Kong’s Anti-extradition Movement” Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies Vol.11, pp.138-191.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2019. “Lady Justice or The Golden Calf? The ‘China Factor’ in Hong Kong’s Legal System” Social Transformation of Chinese Societies, 15:2, pp. 178-96.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2015. “Building Heavenly Kingdom on Earth: The Roman Catholic Church and Deepening Democracy in Brazil and South Korea” Hong Kong Journal of Catholic Studies Vol. 6, pp.173-205.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2014. “Pope Francis and Justice” (In Chinese) Shensi (神思) 102.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2013. “Systematic Violations of Right to Freedom of Assembly: A Case Study of Hong Kong” Justitia Omnibus (The Journal of LSESU Amnesty International Society), 3:1.

 

Yan-ho Lai. 2010. “From the Statue of New Goddess of Democracy to New Democracy Movement” (In Chinese) Si (思) 118.

Books/Monographs

2021. 破解香港的威權法治: 傘後與反送中以來的民主運動 [Unravelling Authoritarian Rule of Law in Hong Kong: A Recollection of Post-Umbrella Hong Kong]. Taiwan: Xin-Rui Culture and Creation. (In Traditional Chinese)

 

Research Reports

2021. Hong Kong’s National Security Law and the Rights to A Fair Trial: A GCAL Briefing Paper. Washington DC: Center for Asian Law, Georgetown University Law Center. (Co-authored with Thomas E. Kellogg and Lydia Wong)

 

2020. Observation Report: Democrats 35+ Civil Voting. Hong Kong: Election Observation Project, Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre. (Co-authored with Kenneth Ka-lok Chan et al)

 

2020. Submission to the  United Nations  Human Rights Committee 129th Session, 29 June – 24 July 2020, LIST OF ISSUES. Hong Kong: Election Observation Project, Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre. (Co-authored with Kenneth Ka-lok Chan)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2021. “Authoritarian Legal Transplant and Judicial Independence in Sub-national Governance: The Case of Hong Kong” International Society of Public Law Conference 2021. (Online Meeting), 9th July 2021. 

 

2021. “Comprador Professionalism and Confrontational Professionalism: Lessons from Post-Umbrella Hong Kong” International Society of Public Law Conference 2021. (Online Meeting),  8th July 2021.

2021. “Solidarity and Resilience of Hong Kong's Anti-authoritarian Movement: Lessons and Prospects” The May 18 Uprising Seoul Memorial Society 41st Anniversary Conference: After 5.18: Social Movements and Political Thoughts. Seoul: Yonsei University. Download Conference Paper (pp.69-86)

2020. “Understanding the Movement Culture and Legal Culture in Christian Activism: the Case of Anti-extradition Protest in Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at Rapid Religious Cultural Change Conference 2020. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Baptist University (Virtual Meeting under COVID-19 arrangement), 23rd - 31st October 2020.

 

2020. “Professional Resistance and Lawyers’ Activism: Cause Lawyering in Hong Kong’s Anti-extradition Protest 2019” Paper to be presented at Law and Society Association Annual Conference 2020. Colorado: University of Denver (Virtual Meeting under COVID-19 arrangement), 27 - 30th May 2020.

 

2019. “State-society Contention under Authoritarianism: The Case of Anti-extradition Protest in Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at Civil Society in Asia: International Conference in Melbourne 3. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 28 - 29th November 2019.

 

2019. “Resilient Activism under Emerging Authoritarian Governance: The Case of Anti-extradition Protest in Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at the workshop titled Modes of Activism under Authoritarian Governance Regimes in the Asia-Pacific. Sydney: Macquarie University, 14-15th November 2019.

 

2018. “Lady Justice or The Golden Calf? The ‘China Factor’ in Hong Kong’s Legal Sector” Paper to be presented at the 2017/18 Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 13 – 14th December 2018.

 

2018. “Depoliticising Contentious Politics by Law: A critical evaluation of legal politics in Post-colonial Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at the International Society of Public Law Conference 2018. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 25th – 27th June 2018.

 

2018. “Neutralising Contentious Politics in Hybrid Regime: Role of Law in Post-colonial Hong Kong” Paper to be presented at the British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies Annual Conference. UK: China Centre, University of Oxford, 21st June 2018.