HK Bar Chief Tells SCMP, “independence of profession will be even more important amid challenges to rule of law”

  • Victor Dawes says professional independence crucial as city’s rule of law continues to face challenges
  • He says ‘balance has to be struck’ between law and order and ‘other fundamental rights’
The chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association has said the profession’s independence will assume greater importance as the rule of law continues to be challenged and appealed to the government to maintain a balance between national security and the city’s freedoms.

Victor Dawes told the Post as the body prepared to mark its 75th anniversary that the profession of barrister had been much more than a business over the past seven decades and would continue to defend its unique calling.

Read more at (paywall)