Professor Michael Ramsden

Michael Ramsden is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Executive Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Rights and Justice.

Professor Ramsden was called to the Bar in 2007 by Lincoln’s Inn, where he was awarded the Buchanan Prize for an Outstanding in the Bar Finals. He has held visiting appointments at the universities of Auckland, Cambridge, California (Berkeley), Columbia (New York), and Oxford. He previously served on Nuon Chea’s defence team at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Professor Ramsden was the co-founding General Editor of Archbold News (Hong Kong) as well as a Contributing Editor of Archbold and Halsbury’s Laws. His books include Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance (OUP, 2010) and the Hong Kong Basic Law Handbook (Sweet and Maxwell, 2015). He is widely published in leading international law and human rights journals such as the Yale Journal of International Law, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Human Rights Law Review and Public Law.