Hoong Lee

Emeritus Prof

19972018
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Biography

Sir John Latham Professor of Law

Professor Hoong Phun (HP) Lee has held the Sir John Latham Chair of Law at Monash University since 1995, and served as the Deputy Dean from 2003-4 and 2006-9.

He was a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Cambridge University in 1985-86. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Northern Territory University (now the Charles Darwin University) (1995-2001), and Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong (2009-2011 and 2011-2014). He was the Associate Dean (International) 1998-1999, Associate Dean (Staffing)/Deputy Dean 2000-2003 and Acting Dean October 2003 - January 2004. He was appointed the Chairman, International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee of the Australian Red Cross Victoria (1998-2000). He was the Vice-Chairman of the Australian Press Council 2004-2010. He was appointed a member of the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research(MIGR) for five years from 1 July 2012.

He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research. He was an external examiner to the law faculties in the University of Malaya and the City University of Hong Kong.

He is an advisory member for the the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, the Singapore Academy of Law Journal, the Asian Journal of Comparative Law and the The Asian Law Journal.

Professor Lee's publications include Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia, (Oxford University Press, 1995, The Australian Judiciary (2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2013) (co-author), and Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary and Materials (Lawbook, 2013) (co-author). He is the co-editor of Australian Constitutional Landmarks (Cambridge University Press, 2003) The Constitution of Malaysia: Further Perspectives and Developments (Oxford University Press, 1986), The Constitution of Malaysia: Its Development 1957-1977 (Oxford University Press, 1978), Australian Administrative Law: Fundamentals, Principles and Doctrines (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Constitutional Landmarks in Malaysia: The First Fifty Years 1957-2007 (LexisNexis, 2007) and Constitutional Advancement in a Frozen Continent (Federation Press, 2009). He is the editor of Judiciaries in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

In 2011, he was awarded the Australian Press Council Medal.

Research interests

Australian Constitutional Law

Administrative Law

Comparative Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law of Malaysia and Singapore

Constitutional Law

National Security Law

The Australian Judiciary

Monash teaching commitment

LAW7274 Principles of administrative law SEM2/T3

 

LAW4523 The judiciary in comparative perspective (Malaysia) SEM2/T3

 

Keywords

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • The Judiciary
  • National Security
  • Malaysian Constitution

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Research Output 1997 2018

Asia-Pacific judiciaries: themes and contemporary perspectives

Lee, H. P. & Pittard, M., 2018, Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity. Lee, H. P. H. P. . & Pittard, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity

Lee, H. P. H. P. . (ed.) & Pittard, M. (ed.), 2018, Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 431 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Emergency Powers in Australia: Second Edition

Lee, H. P. H. P. ., Adams, M. W. R., Campbell, C. & Emerton, P., 2018, 2nd ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. 273 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

The challenges of judicial independence in the Asia-Pacific

Lee, H. P. & Pittard, M., 2018, Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity. Lee, H. P. H. P. . & Pittard, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 394-414 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The Malaysian judiciary: a Sisyphean quest for redemption?

Lee, H. P. & Foo, R., 2018, Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity. Lee, H. P. H. P. . & Pittard, M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, p. 231-263 33 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review