Nathan Law is a Hong Kong activist and politician, currently forced into exile.
A leading student activist of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in 2014, Nathan was jailed for his advocacy work. His persecution sparked global concern over Beijing’s crackdown on human rights and democratic movement in Hong Kong. In 2018, Nathan and his fellow student activists Joshua Wong and Alex Chow were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by members of the U.S. Congress and British Parliament.
Law founded a political party called Demosistō in 2016 and ran in Legislative Council elections. Nathan was elected and became the youngest Legislative Councilor in history. However, Law was kicked out of the Legislative Council in July 2017 after Beijing’s opposition to his pro-democracy political views.
Due to the risk imposed by the draconian National Security Law, Nathan left Hong Kong for the U.K. in 2020 and continues to speak up for the people of Hong Kong at the international level. In 2020 he was listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME.