Support Statements

I support Dennis Kwok to stand for election as the Legislative Council member of the legal functional constituency. Having been in practice as both a solicitor and a barrister, Dennis knows exactly the problems faced by the legal profession. Not only is he a good lawyer, in the past years, Dennis has also demonstrated his dedication to enter into politics to serve the community and has made great contribution as a member of the Election Committee for the last 2 terms.

「我支持郭榮鏗大律師參加立法會(法律界)選舉。他曾經是事務律師,現任執業大律師,清楚了解法律界同業面對的種種難題。他不僅是一位好律師,過去數年同時獻身政治,服務社群;他擔任兩屆選委,亦貢獻良多。」

Edward Chan SC

資深大律師陳景生

With CY Leung assuming the CE office and with the soon introduction of the political reform package for the 2017 CE Election and 2016 LegCo Election, the coming 4-year LegCo term is critical. The public has high expectation that our representative from the Legal Functional Constituency will be a vigilant defender and promoter of the Rule of Law and other Core Values, who will speak out fearlessly whenever these values are compromised and will strive for genuine Universal Suffrage. I have known Dennis Kwok for many years. From his track records and my personal knowledge of him, I believe he is undoubtedly one who can be trusted to meet this high expectation. By voting for him, I hope we can send a clear and loud message to the public that the Legal profession always put public interest first.

「梁振英就任行政長官後,將會制訂有關2017年行政長官選舉及2016年法會選舉的政改方案,立法會未來4年相當關鍵。公眾冀望法律界的立法會代表時刻警剔、維護法治及其他核心價值,而當這些價值受威脅時,他敢於發聲捍衛,竭力爭取真正的普選。我認識郭榮鏗多年,從他過去的表現和我對他的認識,他毋庸置疑是一個值得信賴並委以重任的人。我們投票支持郭榮鏗,就是向社會發出一把清晰響亮的聲音,說明法律界任何時候以公眾利益為先。」

                                                                                          Eric Cheung

律師張達明

The coming term will be even more demanding than the last. We need dedication and stamina in standing up to encroachment on Hong Kong’s rights and freedoms; we need someone who is prepared to play a full politics role. Dennis and I have fought many a campaign together. I know that he is prepared to give what it takes and has the ability to do so. I support him.

來屆立法會將會比去屆更艱難,香港人權自由逐漸被侵蝕,我們需要堅定意志和韌力,勇敢抗衡;我們需要一個立志全心全意投身政治的人。我與郭榮鏗打過多場選戰,他已做好準備付出,亦絕對有能力擔起這重任。我支持郭榮鏗。

Margaret Ng

立法會法律界議員吳靄儀

Dennis is a founding member of the Steering Group of the Citizens’ Commission on Constitutional Development.  We encourage community participation in pressing the Government to achieve genuine universal suffrage in 2017 and 2020.  Democracy is the best guarantee of the rule of law, an accountable, transparent government and protection of our core values.  We need Legislative Councillors who are prepared to speak their minds on these issues and to act as an effective check and balance against executive power.  Dennis has a clear vision of what makes Hong Kong tick.  He will serve Hong Kong well.  Give him your vote.

Dennis 是「民間策略發展委員會促進小組」的創組成員。我們鼓勵藉著公民社會的參與,促使政府在2017年和2020年落實真正的普選。民主是法治最可靠的屏障,亦最能確保政府問責和具透明度,更是我們的核心價值的守護者。我們需要敢於在這些議題上依心直說,及能夠有效地監察和制衡行政機關的立法會議員。Dennis 有清晰的眼光 ,深明甚麼是香港成功的要素。他必定會竭力服務香港。請投他一票。

Anson Chan GBM GCMG CBE JP

陳方安生 (GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP

It is common ground that for universal suffrage to be achieved, functional constituencies must go. We need young and energetic individuals with a demonstrated commitment to working on constitutional change to reach this goal.  Dennis has already demonstrated that commitment.  He has the youth and energy needed in the coming years to see the process through to its end.  In his work both within and outside Civic Party, he has shown his desire to serve the public in political office.  He has steadfast determination, maturity of understanding and the qualities which make him the best candidate for our Legislative Councillor.”

落實普選,必須廢除功能組別,這是毋庸異議的。要實現這個目標,我們需要一些年輕、充滿幹勁和有志肩負改變憲制的工作的人。Dennis已經證明他對這份使命的承擔。他擁有足以讓他在未來把這份使命貫徹到底的朝氣和衝勁。在公民黨對內或對外的工作上,他都展現出希望以從政來服務大眾的志願。憑著他堅毅的決心、成熟的思想,以及所具備的素質,Dennis 是我們立法會法律界議席的最佳人選。

Gladys Li SC

李志喜資深大律師

I have known Dennis Kwok since he commenced the practice of law. He is a man of great integrity and judgment. I have always known of his compassion and desire to do what is best for all Hong Kong people. He will bring a refreshing and passionate approach to the polity of Hong Kong. Dennis Kwok is the face of the future.

我從Dennis 開始當執業律師時便認識他。他非常正直,亦有極準確的判斷力。我知道他一直充滿為香港人謀求最大福祉的熱忱。他會為香港的政局帶來一股清新和熱誠的力量。Dennis讓我們看見未來有希望。

Clive Grossman SC

郭兆銘資深大律師

Dennis Kwok stands for Hong Kong’s core values – the rule of law, human rights, and making sure that “Two Systems” remains a reality. His concern for the environment and for education are also much needed.  He is a worthy successor to Margaret Ng. I urge you to support him in the forthcoming election.

Dennis 代表香港的核心價值 – 法治、人權,以及確保「一國兩制」之中的「兩制」依然落實。他對環境和教育的關心,亦是我們極之需要的。他足以繼吳靄儀之後,擔任法律界的立法會議員。我懇請大家在即將來臨的選舉中支持他。

Paul Harris SC

Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor

夏博義資深大律師

「香港人權監察」創會主席

Dennis is a rare candidate in our profession who understands the needs and concerns of both branches of our profession. His track record clearly demonstrates his full commitment to upholding the Rule of Law and defending our other Core Values. He is young, energetic and dedicated, which qualities make him well positioned to meet the demanding expectations and challenges facing the Legislative Councillors in this ever changing political environment. If you want to elect one who will bring fresh air to the political scene and who will speak out fearlessly whenever our fundamental rights are at stake, Dennis is your choice.

Dennis是法律界中,少數明白大律師和律師所需所想的候選人。他的往績清楚地顯示,他在維護法治和捍衛我們的核心價值等方面有十足的承擔。在今日風雲變譎的政治環境中,立法會議員面對的挑戰是嚴竣的,市民對議員的要求是嚴格的。Dennis年輕、有活力和肯付出,足以讓他勝任立法會議員的職務。假如你希望當選的議員能夠為香港的政局帶來新氣象,以及當我們的基本權利受到衝擊時,他會無畏無懼地為你發聲,那麼Dennis是你的不二之選。

Priscilla Choy

Solicitor

蔡家玲律師

I am offering my support for Dennis Kwok in his bid for the Legal Sector seat in LegCo because of his strong commitment to democracy, human rights and the movement to improve the environment in Hong Kong.

In 2006, shortly after we were elected as members of the Election Committee, Dennis invited me to be a founding member of the Professional Commons.  I accepted and have made some small contributions to that group.  I observed Dennis’s commitment to a number of issues: he was intensely involved in the committee working on constitutional development in Hong Kong and the committee on human rights issues.  Dennis also made many contributions to the group working on environmental and air quality issues.

Later, it was my turn to approach Dennis to consider joining the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group.  Dennis accepted that invitation and later told me his reasons: he didn’t just want to comment about the terrible plight of human rights lawyers in China, but because he had the opportunity to offer concrete assistance.

Dennis is someone who is concerned about making Hong Kong a better place, not just for the near future, but for the next and following generations.

我支持Dennis參與立法會法律界功能組別的選舉,是基於他對民主、人權和環保等運動有堅強的承擔。2006年,我和Dennis當選行政長官選舉委員會委員後不久,我接受了Dennis的邀請,加入「公共專業聯盟」,成為創會會員之一,也作出了一點點的貢獻。從中我觀察到Dennis參與的議題實在不少,例如積極投入政制發展和人權這兩個工作小組的工作,並在改善環境和空氣質素的工作小組內都貢獻良多。

隨後,Dennis接受我的邀請,加入「中國維權律師關注組」。他告訴我加入關注組的原因,是他不想單單以旁觀者的身份,就中國維權律師遭遇到的可怕的困境發表評論,而是希望有機會提供實質的支援。Dennis有志令香港變成更美好的地方,這不僅是為了眼前的將來,更是為了我們延綿不斷的後代。

John Clancey

Solicitor

關尚義律師

I support Dennis because I hope the representative of our profession can, without fear, speak up for the values that we treasure, vote for a brighter future of the generations to come and hold on to the end.  I have decided to take that chance with Dennis.

我支持 Dennis,因為我希望我們法律界的代表,能夠無畏無懼地為我們珍惜的價值仗義執言,為我們下一代更美好的將來作出抉擇,並堅持到底。我會與 Dennis 一同把握今次立法會選舉的機遇,作出正確的選擇。

Kenneth Wong

Solicitor

黃永恩律師

I have known Dennis for nearly 10 years. He is someone who stands firm on the maintenance of Hong Kong’s freedoms and core values. The next Legislative Council will inevitably deal with many issues in which legislators’ commitment to these freedoms and values will be tested. It is easy to make promises about such commitment. But Dennis’ track record shows that at critical moments, when there would inevitably be powerful voices demanding an easy way out, we can trust him to stand up for Hong Kong. I therefore support Dennis, and urge all legal sector voters to do the same.

我認識Dennis接近十年。他在維護香港的自由和核心價值的立場上,一直堅定不移。新一屆立法會無可避免地要處理許多議題,這些議題將會考驗議員對自由和核心價值的承擔。信口答應有所承擔是容易的,但以Dennis素來的行事為人,我們可以確信,在關鍵時刻,當有強烈的聲音說不如捨難取易時,Dennis會為香港迎難而上。因此,我支持Dennis,亦懇請所有法律界的選民跟我一起支持他。

Kevin Yam

Solicitor

任建峰律師

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