LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building

Revised Agenda

I.Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)2138/00-01-Minutes of meeting on 24 April 2001 (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2268/00-01-Minutes of meeting on 26 June 2001 (to follow)

II.Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)1966/00-01(01)-A supplemental paper on the proposed amendments of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) to clarify the law on marital rape and related sexual offences

LC Paper No. CB(2)1966/00-01(02)-A letter from Mr SIN Wai-man, Lecturer of the City University of Hong Kong to the Administration on the proposed legislative amendments on 23 June 2001

LC Paper No. CB(2)2082/00-01(01)-A note prepared by the Department of Justice on the present position of the adaptation of the 53 Ordinances which contain the reference to the "Crown"

III.Items for discussion at future meetings

(a) LC Paper No. CB(2)2266/00-01(01)-List of issues to be considered (attached)

(b)Review of Legal Education and Training
    in Hong Kong

-Report and Executive Summary of the Report of the Consultants issued to members on 10 August 2001

(c)LC Paper No. CB(2)2195/00-01-Jurisdiction to award costs in criminal proceedings (issued)

*IV.Paragraphs 27 and 43 of the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on report submitted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
(4:35 pm - 5:15 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2266/00-01(02)-Paper provided by the Administration on paragraph 27 of the Concluding Observations (attached)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2266/00-01(03)-Paper provided by the Administration on paragraph 43 of the Concluding Observations - Proposed change to the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Hong Kong (attached)

V.Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) (Amendment) Rules 2001
(5:15 pm - 6:00 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2270/00-01(01)-Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) (Amendment) Rules 2001 (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2270/00-01(02)-A marked-up copy of the Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) Rules (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2270/00-01(03)-Report regarding the Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) (Amendment) Rules 2001 submitted by Horvath & Giles and Erving Brettell (issued)

LS143/00-01 and LS158/00-01-Legal Service Division's Report and Further Report (to follow)

Paper provided by the Law Society of Hong Kong (to follow)

VI.Operation of the District Court and the High Court
(6:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1684/00-01(01)-Paper provided by the Administration (first progress report covering the period from 1 September 2000 to 28 February 2001) circulated to the Panel for information on 30 May 2001 (issued)

LC Paper No. CB(2)2265/00-01(01)-Paper provided by the Administration (second progress report covering the period from 1 September 2000 to 31 July 2001) (issued)

VII.Any other business

* Members of the Panel on Security are invited to attend the meeting for discussion of item IV.

Legislative Council Secretariat
12 September 2001