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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

Members of 3 committees appointed

The Government announced that the Secretary for Home & Youth Affairs has appointed 1,937, 536 and 526 people respectively as members of the Area Committees, the District Fight Crime Committees and the District Fire Safety Committees for a two-year term starting today.


The Government identifies suitable people who aspire to serve the community via various channels to join the three committees on the basis of the merit of the individuals, taking into account various factors, including a candidate's ability, expertise, experience, integrity, commitment to serving the community as well as with due regard to the functions of the three committees.


Under the improved district governance system and the reformed District Councils, the co-operation between the District Councils and the three committees is much closer.


In this regard, the Government appoints all incumbent District Council members to be members of the three committees with a view to strengthening the connection and collaboration between both sides.


Click here for the membership lists of the three committees in 18 districts.

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