We delightedly organized the third lecture on the rule of law to be delivered by Justice Susan Kenny of the Federal Court of Australia in Hanoi and Saigon as part of annual Loseby lectures.
In memorial of Mr Loseby (1883-1967), who was a British solicitor practising law in Hong Kong, and in 1931 acted for Ho Chi Minh and played a critical role in preventing his deportation from Hong Kong to what was then French Indo China where he had been sentenced to death in absentia and would probably have been executed, we, together with the British Business Group Vietnam (BBGV), have initiated and sponsored a series of annual lectures on the Rule of Law.
The lectures are for lawyers, judges, senior ministers, law students, and persons working in legal departments of Vietnam Government (about 150 people for each city).
The first lectures were held in Hanoi and Saigon in October 2015, and delivered by Sir Nicholas Stadlen – QC and former high court judge in England. The second lectures in 2016 were delivered by Justice Michael Moore (a judge of the Court of Appeal of Tonga and a former Australian federal court’s judge).
This year, Justice Kenny spoke on “Why and how are independent and impartial courts crucial to investments\business in a country?” in Saigon on 6 October and in Hanoi on 9 October.