Project Citizens Forum: The Rule of Law and Its Importance to Hong Kong

8.12.2018

What is the rule of law? What does it entail? What are its essential components?

How is the rule of law different from rule by law?

How is a common law legal system different from a socialist legal system and why does it matter?

Why is the rule of law vital to Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity? What can harm it? Who are its enemies? What can undermine and ultimately destroy the rule of law in Hong Kong?

What can the citizens of Hong Kong do to protect and defend the rule of law in our city?

 

Project Citizens Foundation has successfully held Project Citizens Forum “The Rule of Law and Its Importance to Hong Kong“ on 8 December 2018. We have The Right Honourable the Lord Mance, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, The Honourable Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, GBM, JP, Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong and Ms Gladys Li, SC, JP, former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association. They have discussed with us the current status of the rule of law in Hong Kong and the safeguards Hong Kong people must put in place in order to maintain our way of life. The Forum attracted over 250 people attending, leaving almost no empty seats. The Forum also has various media coverage, leading the public to consider the current situation of the Rule of Law in Hong Kong and how to protect it.

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The Right Honourable the Lord Mance

Speech title: "The Rule of Law”
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The Honourable Mr Justice Bokhary, GBM, JP

Speech title: ”Absent full democracy, can the Rule of Law prevail?”
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Ms Gladys Li, SC, JP

Speech title: ”The nuts and bolts of the Rule of Law”
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Chairman Mr T L Tsim

Opening remarks
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