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Ceremonial Opening of the HK Legal Year

Judges and legal professionals turned out in force to join the Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2020 at Hong Kong City Hall on 13 January, 2020. With rich common law heritage, Hong Kong enjoys a world-wide reputation for its rule of law, its strong legal fraternity and its independent judiciary, thanks to the Basic Law. In the World Bank’s latest Worldwide Governance Indicators, Hong Kong’s rule of law score rose from 69.85 in 1996 to 95.19 in 2018, a leap from 70th place to 11th place in two decades.

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Speech by the Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma at the Opening of the Legal Year
Speech by the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng at the Opening of the Legal Year
Speech by Melissa Pang, President of the Law Society of Hong Kong at the Opening of the Legal Year
Speech by Philip Dykes, Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association at the Opening of the Legal Year

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Last revision date: Apr 17, 2020