Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on Monday, 24 July 2006 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)2737/05-06
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2) 2738/05-06 on 17 July 2006)

-Minutes of meeting on 22 May 2006

II.Information papers issued since last meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)2688/05-06(01)
(issued on 10 July 2006)

-Administration's response concerning review of the Ombudsman Ordinance

III.Political affiliation of judges

Papers previously issued for the meeting on 26 June 2006

LC Paper No. CB(2)2517/05-06(05)
(issued on 22 June 2006)

-LegCo question on "Judges joining political organizations" raised by Hon MA Lik at the Council meeting on 24 May 2006 and the Judiciary's reply

LC Paper No. CB(2)2443/05-06(01)
(issued on 16 June 2006)

-Guideline in relation to part-time Judges and participation in political activities issued by the Chief Justice on 16 June 2006

LC Paper No. CB(2)2517/05-06(06)
(issued on 22 June 2006)

-Paper provided by the Judiciary Administration on "Political affiliation of judges"

LC Paper No. CB(2)2281/05-06(01)
(issued on 6 June 2006)

-Submission from the Civic Party on "Judicial Independence and Freedom of Association - Criteria and balance"

LC Paper No. CB(2)2500/05-06(01)
(issued on 21 June 2006)
(Chinese version only)

-Submission from Hon LI Kwok-ying on "Principles of the independence and impartiality of the Judiciary"

LC Paper No. CB(2)2530/05-06(01)
(issued on 23 June 2006)
(English version only)

-Letter from the Law Society of Hong Kong on "Part-Time Judges and Participation in Political Activities"

LC Paper No. CB(2)2530/05-06(02)
(issued on 23 June 2006)
(English version only)

-Submission from JUSTICE, The Hong Kong Section of the International Commission of Jurists on "Affiliations of Judges"

LC Paper No. CB(2)2578/05-06(03)
(issued on 27 June 2006)
(Chinese version only)

-Submission from the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor on "Whether part-time judges can be members of political parties"

Papers issued for this meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)2612/05-06(01)
(issued on 30 June 2006)
(Chinese version only)

-Letter dated 27 June 2006 from Hon LI Kwok-ying

LC Paper No. CB(2)2794/05-06(01)

-Letter dated 20 July 2006 from the Judiciary Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)2794/05-06(02)

-LegCo question on "Appointment of judges" raised by Hon MA Lik at the Council meeting on 12 July 2006 and the Administration's reply

LC Paper No. CB(2)2794/05-06(03)

-An extract of the draft minutes of meeting on 26 June 2006 on "Political affiliation of judges"

IV.Any other business

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
21 July 2006