Looking Forward

The Civil Division will continue to uphold the rule of law. As can be seen from the Highlights of the Division’s work from 2012 to 2014, the Division continues to play an important role in a wide spectrum of judicial review cases which involve public interest. As well as providing legal representation in court proceedings in defending government decisions, the Division will continue to discharge its role in maintaining and promoting the rule of law through providing legal advice to government bureaux and departments in their day-to-day work. The Division will also continue to promote the use of mediation in resolving disputes and follow up on the public consultation regarding the proposed apology legislation in Hong Kong.