The case for civil disobedience not undermining the rule of law may be especially high when the civil disobedience itself is non-violent and reasonably confined.

Occupy protests breaking law, but not undermining Hong Kong's rule of law

Michael C. Davis says while Occupy protesters are clearly breaking the law, they are arguably not undermining the rule of law through their peaceful civil disobedience campaign

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The case for civil disobedience not undermining the rule of law may be especially high when the civil disobedience itself is non-violent and reasonably confined.
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Michael C. Davis

Michael C. Davis

Michael C. Davis is professor of law and international affairs at the O.P. Jindal Global University in India and a resident fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington, DC. A professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong until late 2016, he continues as a non-resident senior fellow in the university’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law.