法政匯思:大律師公會換屆改選之我見

還有不到一個月便是大律師公會執委會換屆改選的日子。雖然換屆改選每年都有一次,但按照慣例,如果主席做完一年願意連任,一般都不會有人出來競逐而會自動當選,(換句話說,主席任期變相成為兩年)。同樣地,其他執委若願意連任,一般也不會有競爭。就算有執委辭職(今年便是一個例子),是屆公會的執委會也會邀請公會會員組成新的名單,該名單最後也會自動當選的居多。

Beijing’s ‘distortion’ of Hong Kong Basic Law greatly undermines rule of law, legal experts warn

On Wednesday, China’s top legislature – the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) – approved the plan following a unanimous vote and months of controversy. Hong Kong will effectively surrender its jurisdiction across a quarter of the new West Kowloon terminus, where immigration procedures will be performed by mainland law enforcement agents. Beijing’s “distortion” of the Basic Law in justifying the Express Rail Link’s joint checkpoint arrangement has greatly undermined Hong Kong’s rule of law, legal experts have warned.