Hong Kong law professor Johannes Chan ‘has left post at end of HKU contract’

The SCMP reports..

  • But Chan, who was previously HKU’s longest-serving law dean, is expected to continue to teach part-time going forward
  • Move coincides with political flap in which city’s No 2 official appeared to call him out over comments he gave to media about July 1 stabbing attack
  • University of Hong Kong (HKU) chair professor of public law Johannes Chan Mun-man has left his post after more than three decades with the institution following the expiration of his contract, the Post has learned.

    On the university’s website, Chan retained the title of adjunct professor in the law faculty, but there was no indication of his role going forward, or what courses he would be teaching.

    Chan was seemingly singled out for criticism by the city’s No 2 official, John Lee Ka-chiu, over comments he gave to the media on the legality of members of the public mourning the assailant who knifed a policeman then killed himself on July 1 – the same day the scholar’s departure was said to have taken effect.

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