Date(s) - 10/30/2015
12:30 am - 2:30 am
222 E. 41st St. (between 2nd & 3rd Aves.)
New York, NY, 10017
Recent events in Hong Kong have raised awareness of the unique status of Hong Kong as a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, with its own system of laws and administration of justice. AFLA is honored to host Hong Kong’s Secretary for Justice to speak on the Basic Law, sometimes called Hong Kong’s constitution.
Rimsky Yuen, SC, was appointed Secretary for Justice on July 1, 2012. He was a barrister in private practice before joining the Government, specializing in commercial disputes. He also served as an arbitrator in international arbitrations and a mediator in commercial disputes.
Mr. Yuen was appointed Senior Counsel in 2003 and a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court in 2006.
Mr. Yuen had also been involved in various public duties, including Member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission (which Mr. Yuen continues to serve in his capacity as Secretary for Justice), Non-Official Member of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Advisory Committee on Corruption, Chairman of the Transport Advisory Committee, Non-Executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority and Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.