LC: Secretary for Justice's speech to move motion to amend Clause 9 of Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2015

Following is the translation of a speech by the Secretary for Justice, Mr Rimsky Yuen, SC, in moving a motion on Committee Stage Amendment to amend Clause 9 of the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill 2015 today (July 9):

Acting Chairman,

I move the amendment to the clause read out just now. The amendment to that clause is set out in the paper distributed to Members.

As the State of Palestine became a party to the New York Convention on April 2, 2015, we propose to add "State of Palestine" to the Schedule to the Arbitration (Parties to New York Convention) Order so as to update the list of parties to the New York Convention.

The Bills Committee has noted the above amendment. I urge Members to support the amendment. Thank you, Acting Chairman.

Ends/Thursday, Jul 09, 2015