Source: Hong Kong Information Services
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng today signed a memorandum of understanding with Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) Secretary General Christophe Bernasconi relating to the secondment of legal professionals.
Addressing the ceremony that was held online, Ms Cheng said that it is the Department of Justice’s policy initiative to nurture legal talents through continuous provision of training opportunities including secondment arrangements with international organisations.
She added she was pleased that lawyers in the public and private sectors have opportunities to gain experience at the HCCH under the secondment arrangement, which would expand their knowledge of the operation of international organisations, broaden their horizons through learning from international law experts, and inject a Hong Kong perspective into shaping the development of international law.
The virtual signing ceremony was held at the former French Mission Building, an important part of the Hong Kong Legal Hub where the HCCH’s Regional Office for Asia & the Pacific in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has recently been relocated.