The 13th Advanced Programme for Chinese Senior Judges was successfully concluded on 31 October 2018. From 18-31 October 2018, meetings and discussions in various forms were arranged for 16 Chinese senior judge participants who came from 13 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions. Through these judicial exchanges, the senior judge participants conducted in-depth discussions with the Hong Kong legal community and thus further advanced their knowledge in common law and the differences between the two legal systems.
CJER has specially arranged four lectures on Civil Justice and Criminal Justice for the delegation of senior judges. Besides Prof. Lin Feng’s lecture on the core and hotspot issues of Hong Kong Basic Law, we have also invited Mr. Wesley WONG, SC, Solicitor General; Ms. NG Ling Ling, Government Counsel, Ms. Maggie YANG, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (I) (Ag), and Ms. FU Yuet Yee, Senior Public Prosecutor and Justice Wally YEUNG, Vice-President of the Court of Appeal of the High Court to conduct the lectures on their fields of expertise.
During the two-week Programme, the delegation visited the High Court, the Court of Final Appeal, the Department of Justice, the Legislative Council, the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Correctional Service Department, the Hong Kong Customs and Exercise Department, the Legal Aid Department, the Ombudsmen, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, the ICAC, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the HKSAR and the China Legal Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. Justice CHU Fun-ling, Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court, Mr. LEUNG Kwan-yuen, President of the Legislative Council, Ms. Melissa PANG, President of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Dr. ZHOU Lulu, Director-General, Department of Treaty and Law, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR, and Mr. DU Mao, Chairman of the Board, China Legal Service (Hong Kong) Ltd. met and exchanged views and ideas with the senior Chinese judges.