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"Absent full democracy, can the Rule of Law prevail?" by The Honourable Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, GBM, JP

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

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"The Rule of Law" by The Right Honourable the Lord Mance

Aristotle said: “It is better for the law to rule than one of its citizens, so even the guardians of the laws are obeying the laws”. Dr Thomas Fuller put this still more pithily in 1733: “Be you never so high, the Law is above you - a favourite quotation of Lord Denning’s.


"Absent full democracy, can the Rule of Law prevail?" by The Honourable Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, GBM, JP

I raised for the first time the question: absent full democracy, can the rule of law prevail ? I answered then as I answer now: yes, on four conditions: ......


"The nuts and bolts of the Rule of Law" by Ms Gladys Li, SC, JP

Under "One country, Two systems", what we get is the emphasis of "One country". Are we allowed even to discuss or to campaign for the maintenance of our system or is that prophylactically dangerous for national security? Who knows? This is the reality of the power of interpretation. This is what we, as a community, and we, as lawyers, face, and this is the greatest danger, as I see it, to the Rule of Law in Hong Kong.


"The Rule of Law and Its Importance to Hong Kong" - Welcoming Speech by Mr. T L Tsim

What’s going to happen after 2047 when the fifty year period covered by the Sino-British Joint Declaration expires? Will our lawyers and judges have to unlearn everything and embrace instead a different system of laws and practices all over again? What kind of brave new world awaits Hong Kong? We need to think about these things and try to find workable solutions. Above all, we need to keep the rule of law.


“Public Perception Survey on Hong Kong’s Characteristics” Press Conference

The results of this survey show that the “history and culture” of our city was chosen by the respondents as the most valuable characteristics of Hong Kong. At the same time, “judicial independence”, “international financial centre”, “social justice” and “a government with public support” are also mentioned as features of high importance. In-depth analyses show that young people are less satisfied about the current condition of “fairness”, “equality”, “the rule of law” and “corruption-free practices” in Hong Kong.

Full Report Download: https://goo.gl/8yTLgu


【Speakers' Series】"What's in a Name?" - Mr Tsim Tak Lung

Mr Tsim went to Sing Yin Secondary School to deliver a speech "What's in a Name?". He talked about the pronounciation one can learn just from names. He also played a game with almost 300 students.


Speakers Series

The Project Citizens Foundation is launching a Speakers Series. It will run from 2018-2019.


Project Citizens Forum Hong Kong 2047 - Quo Vadis? Introductory Remarks by Mrs. Anson Chan

Carrie Lam and the incoming Administration cannot afford simply to put re-opening of the issue of constitutional reform on the back burner.  The nettle must be grasped, or the current downward spiral in our system of governance will continue. Mrs Lam is well qualified to lead this task and, if she chooses to move forward, she can count on the whole-hearted support of those of us in the pro-democracy camp who have devoted so much time and effort over the past years to find the right path to universal suffrage and ensure that our CE and all members of the Legislative Council enjoy a genuine mandate to govern.


Project Citizens Foundation Forum Governance in Hong Kong: Are the Pillars Crumbling? Speech by the Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes CH

One of the many pleasant lessons that I learned during the five years that I lived in Hong Kong – the happiest years of my life - was the ubiquitous relevance and wisdom of Confucius.    I had not read the Analects before I came here, aged almost fifty, in 1992.   That was worse than a mistake, it was a shame.  Since then, I have turned back to the Analects again and again.   They contain sound wisdom and moral counsel.

I want to begin today with an exchange with the Master that goes right to the heart of the issue of good governance.