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Government committed to developing mediation services

Hong Kong Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen, SC, delivers welcoming remarks at the "Mediate First for a Win-Win Solution" conference.

The Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the highest level of the Administration are firmly committed to the further promotion and development of mediation services in Hong Kong, said the Secretary for Justice, Rimsky Yuen, SC.

He spoke at the March 20 opening of the “Mediate First for a Win-Win Solution” conference, which was jointly organized by the Department of Justice and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, along with various other supporting organizations. Also attending the opening ceremony was Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma Tao-li.

Mr. Yuen said that through the joint efforts of the Administration, the Judiciary and other stakeholders, mediation had undergone healthy development in Hong Kong in the past seven years.

“To take this commitment forward, we will endeavor to consolidate our efforts in various areas, including the provision of an environment and legal infrastructure conducive to mediation, to strengthen efforts in the context of capacity building, to enhance public understanding and interest in the use of mediation, as well as to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness and international image as a mediation services center in the Asia Pacific region,” Mr. Yuen said.

More than 700 local and overseas professionals from the legal and mediation sectors, academics and representatives of business associations and professional organizations attended the conference.


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