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TODAY – Extradition Laws: Closing a Loophole or Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law?

PANEL
Extradition Laws: Closing a Loophole or
Endangering Hong Kong’s Rule of Law?
 
 

PANELISTS
The Hon. Dennis Kwok
Member, The Legislative Council, Vice Chairman of the House Committee
 
The Hon. Ronny Tong
QC, SC, JP, Non-Official Member, The Executive Council
 Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:30pm for 12:45pm – Lunch
1:00pm – Address
1:45pm – End
1st Floor
 

Watch live on Facebook from 1pm

Faced with the case of a Hong Kong citizen suspected to have committed murder in Taiwan, the Hong Kong government has proposed to amend the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance to facilitate extradition between the two parties. The controversial plan to change the law to allow the transfer of those in Hong Kong to jurisdictions including mainland China, Taiwan and Macau has faced opposition from the business, legal, media and diplomatic communities, including the Hong Kong Bar Association and the American Chamber of Commerce. A protest of several thousand took place on March 31.The two panelists hold opposite views on the topic. Mr. Kwok’s position is that the amendments have been proposed and advanced under false pretenses. He mentioned alternatives that he views as less damaging to Hong Kong. Mr. Tong argued that extradition processes are a necessary tool in modern society to combat social injustice and serious criminal allegations.

 

Mr. Kwok has been a member of the Legislative Council since 2012, representing the legal profession in Hong Kong. He is a founding member of the Civic Party. He focuses on the protection of the doctrine of “One Country Two Systems,” the rule of law and human rights issues.

 

Mr. Ronny Tong, QC, SC, JP is a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong. He co-founded the Civic Party. He represented the New Territories East in LegCo from 2004 to 2015. He currently is the convenor of a think tank, Path of Democracy.

 

 
 
 
Club Lunch Panel
Panelists: Dennis Kwok, Ronny Tong
Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:30pm
Dining Room and Verandah
 
Menu
 
Caesar Salad with Garlic Toast
 
Cream of Cauliflower
 
Pan-fried Pork Loin with Pineapple Gravy
Served with Mashed Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Baked Tomato Wedges
OR
Pan-fried Snapper Fillet with Citrus Butter Sauce
Served with Mashed Sweet Potato, Broccoli and Baked Tomato Wedges
 
Chocolate Brownies
 
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
 
 
Vegetarian Menu
 
Green Salad with Avocado & Balsamic
 
Cream of Cauliflower
 
Impossible Meat Tikka Kebab on Salad
Served with Red Onion Ring, Lemon Wedges, Coriander Leave,
Pulao Rice & Mint Sauce
 
Chocolate Brownies
 
Coffee or Tea
Petit Fours
 
*Please inform us if you have any food allergies or intolerances
 

 

Speaker: The Hon. Dennis Kwok, Member, The Legislative Council, Vice Chairman of the House Committee; The Hon. Ronny Tong, QC, SC, JP, Non-Official Member, The Executive Council,