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GBA rule of law action plan released

The Action Plan on the Construction of Rule of Law in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been released, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced today.   Secretary for Justice Paul Lam explained that the action plan has two intentions, namely to underpin the guiding principle of “Three Interfaces, Two Connects & One Greater Bay Area”, and strengthen collaboration with the legal and dispute resolution sectors and other stakeholders to effectively implement policy measures set out in the plan.   Through mechanisms, regulatory frameworks and talent – the “three interfaces” – the DoJ said it will promote hardware and software connectivity in constructing rule of law in the bay area, co-operation between the various cities according to their respective strengths, and collaboration between different legal systems, thereby eventually achieving the goal of “one Greater Bay Area”.   Deputy Secretary for Justice Cheung Kwok-kwan, who is also the leading Hong Kong

Rural voter final register released

The 2021 final register for the Rural Representative Election (RRE) was released today, which includes the particulars of registered electors of existing villages, indigenous villages and composite indigenous villages and market towns.   People may visit the RRE Voter Registration Information Enquiry System to check their registration particulars, or call the hotline at 2152 1521 during business hours to check the information.   A full copy of the final register is available at the Electoral Registration Officer's office at the Home Affairs Department at 30/F Southorn Centre in Wan Chai.   A copy of the specific divisions of the final register for a rural area that belongs to the rural committees concerned is also placed at the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer's offices in the respective New Territories district offices.   In accordance with the judgment handed down by the Court of Appeal on May 21 and the order made at the hearing on May 27 last year, validly nominated candidates, members of the press, political parties, the Heung Yee Kuk, respective rural committees for the relevant rural areas, indigenous inhabitants of the relevant indigenous villages and composite indigenous villages and residents of the relevant existing villages or market towns for any purpose relating to the election may inspect the final registers of electors.   Those eligible may make appointments for inspection by calling the hotline and return an official reservation form to the department by a specified deadline to confirm the booking.   Statistical information about the final register is available on the election's website.
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