The Rule of Law in Hong Kong and Human Rights

  • 12 Dec 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • 111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004


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Dennis Kwok Wing-Hang


Wednesday, December 12, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Arizona State University
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Room #601
111 E Taylor St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Thank you to ASU Sandra Day College of Law for introducing us to Mr. Kwok. This event is being held in conjunction with the  Arizona Asian Bar Association. 

The Hon. Dennis KWOK is a member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR representing the legal profession in Hong Kong. He was elected in 2012 and then re-elected in 2016.

Mr Kwok is a founding member of the Civic Party. He is also the convenor of The Professionals Guild (an alliance formed amongst the functional constituency Members in the Legislative Council).

Mr Kwok is currently the Vice Chairman of the House Committee and the Deputy Chairman of the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services in HKSAR Legislative Council. The protection of "One Country Two Systems", the rule of law in Hong Kong, human rights, and anti-human trafficking issues are his main focus areas.

He is now serving as a member of the Competition Commission, a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (serving as Chairman of the Building Committee), and a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.

Mr Kwok graduated from King’s College London in 1999 where he received his LLB. He was admitted as a solicitor in the High Court of Hong Kong in 2002 and to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2003. He was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2006.

Mr Kwok trained and worked as a solicitor at an international law firm Herbert Smith for five years. His current practice as a barrister focuses on civil cases, international arbitration and judicial review.

Topics of Discussion:

  • Independence of the Hong Kong judiciary
  • Human rights under "One Country Two Systems"
  • The roles and status of the Hong Kong legal profession
  • The challenges and fears coming ahead, including the interpretations of the Basic Law, Hong Kong's mini-constitution, by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and national security legislations.

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