The University of Hong Kong campus in Pok Fu Lam. The university’s governing council sacked associate professor of law Benny Tai on July 28 over his criminal convictions for the Occupy protest movement he co-founded in 2014. Photo: Sam TsangThe University of Hong Kong campus in Pok Fu Lam. The university’s governing council sacked associate professor of law Benny Tai on July 28 over his criminal convictions for the Occupy protest movement he co-founded in 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang
The University of Hong Kong campus in Pok Fu Lam. The university’s governing council sacked associate professor of law Benny Tai on July 28 over his criminal convictions for the Occupy protest movement he co-founded in 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang

Letters | Why University of Hong Kong’s firing of Benny Tai does not violate academic freedom

  • As noted in a prior court judgment, academic freedom rests with institutions, not individuals. Moreover, the decision to fire Tai was made after a democratic vote

Topic |   Hong Kong politics
The University of Hong Kong campus in Pok Fu Lam. The university’s governing council sacked associate professor of law Benny Tai on July 28 over his criminal convictions for the Occupy protest movement he co-founded in 2014. Photo: Sam TsangThe University of Hong Kong campus in Pok Fu Lam. The university’s governing council sacked associate professor of law Benny Tai on July 28 over his criminal convictions for the Occupy protest movement he co-founded in 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang
The University of Hong Kong campus in Pok Fu Lam. The university’s governing council sacked associate professor of law Benny Tai on July 28 over his criminal convictions for the Occupy protest movement he co-founded in 2014. Photo: Sam Tsang
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