Seminar: Functional Constituencies -- Public Perception and Influence on Legislation

Organizers:Centre of Comparative and Public Law, HKU, and
Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor

Date: Saturday, 27 March 2004
Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm
Venue: Council Chamber, HKU (8/F Ming Wah Complex) Map
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The purpose of this seminar is to present and discuss new research into the public perception of functional constituencies, and into the influence that voting patterns of functional constituency representatives have on Hong Kong's legislation.

Programme:

Session I
 
9:30-9:45        Introduction to functional constituencies
By the Chair: Professor Michael DAVIS
Dept. of Government and Public Administration, CUHK
 
9:45-10:15      Public perception of functional constituencies, & the future direction of the FC discussion
                       Dr. Joseph CHAN,
                       Head, De
pt. of Politics and Public Administration, HKU  

10
:15-10:45   
Commentary
  • Mr. JP LEE, International Chamber of Commerce-Hong Kong, China Business Council
  • Ms. CHEUNG Yuet Fung, The Association for the Advancement of Feminism
10:45-10:55    Question and answer session

10:55-11:00    Conclusion by the Chair
               
11:00-11:20    Morning tea
       
Session II
Chaired by Associate Professor Carole PETERSEN
Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU

11
:20-12:00     The influence of FC LegCo member voting patterns on legislation
                                        Mr. Chris CHANEY
                        Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU

                                            
12
:00-12:30     Commentary
  • The Hon. Margaret NG, LegCo member (Legal sector)
  • The Hon. Cyd Ho Sau-lan, LegCo member (Hong Kong Island)
12:30-12:50     Question and answer session
 
12:50-1:00       Conclusion Associate Professor Carole PETERSEN
                        Centre for Comparative and Public Law, HKU

Note:
1. Simultaneous translation in Cantonese and Mandarin will be provided.

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