香港法律界發表聲明 促請政府成立調查委員會 徹查元朗黑夜事件及警方不作為

 2019-07-24     港聞

香港法律界的聲明

 

7月21日晚,我們目睹在元朗發生了數十年來,對香港的法治和秩序,以及市民的自由最嚴重的衝擊。一個文明社會絕對不會容許香港市民成為一群有組織武裝暴徒的施襲對象。儘管香港警察未必與暴徒勾結,惟警方對暴徒視而不見,無疑更令人不安。

 

我們不希望得出這個結論,這些質疑亦必須消除。鑑此,香港法律界促請行政長官根據《調查委員會條例》(香港法例第86章),成立調查委員會,就7月21日於元朗發生的事件並警方的不作為,展開全面和獨立的調查。7月21日在元朗發生的事件,是對香港法治的公然侮辱,必須立即採取行動,讓本港和國際社會恢復對警方的信心。特區政府 - 尤其律政司司長迄今的回應完全不足,亦缺乏實質內容。

 

不幸的是,基於這些事件,香港市民已不再信任和尊重律政司司長。此聲明是向行政長官、律政司和律政司司長發出的公開呼籲,要求他們作為公眾利益的守護者,立即採取行動。

 

我們期望特區政府、律政司司長和律政司就此聲明作即時和全面的回應。在沒有獨立調查的情況下,要揭示警方不作為的原因,除了對警務處處長採取法律行動,及/或對負責的警員就其涉嫌疏忽職守提出私人檢控之外,別無他法。

 

The Statement of the Hong Kong Legal Profession

 

On the night of July 21 in Yuen Long, we witnessed the most serious attack on the law and order in Hong Kong and civil liberties of the Hong Kong people in recent decades. A civilised society will not condone what happened to ordinary citizens of Hong Kong who had been subjected to organised violence by an armed mob. This is even more disturbing in light of circumstances which suggest, if not collusion, then a deliberate turning of a blind eye on the part of the Hong Kong Police Force (“the Police”).

 

We do not wish to draw such conclusions. However, these suspicions must be laid to rest. In these circumstances, the Hong Kong Legal Profession urges the Chief Executive to forthwith appoint a Commission of Inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Ordinance (Cap. 86) to launch a full and independent inquiry into the events that took place in Yuen Long and the apparent inaction on the part of the Police. What we saw in Yuen Long on July 21 was a blatant affront to the Rule of Law in Hong Kong and action must be taken immediately to restore confidence in the institution and the Police, both locally and internationally.

 

The response so far from the Hong Kong Government, and in particular, the Secretary for Justice has been wholly inadequate and lacking in substance.

 

Unfortunately, in light of these events, although, the Secretary for Justice no longer commands the trust and respect of the Hong Kong people. This statement is an open call for immediate action on the part of the Chief Executive, the Department of Justice and the Secretary for Justice, who is supposed to be the guardian of the public interest in Hong Kong.

 

We expect an immediate and full response from the Government, the Secretary for Justice and the Department of Justice. In the absence of an independent inquiry, there would be little alternative but to consider legal action against the Commissioner of Police and/or private prosecutions against the officers in charge for neglect of their duty in order to bring to light the reasons for the inaction of the Police.

 

發起人 Initiators:


陳景生 Chan King Sang Edward SC (1975)
梁家傑 Leong Kah Kit Alan SC (1983)
夏偉志 Harris Graham Anthony SC (1985)
彭耀鴻 Pang Yiu Hung Robert SC (1988)
潘熙 Pun Hei Hectar SC (1995)
查錫我 Char Shik Ngor Stephen (2007)
鄭瑞泰 Cheng Shui Tai (1995)
張達明 Cheung Tat Ming Eric (1989)
張惠儀 Cheung Wai Yee Betty (1996)
張耀良 Cheung Yiu Leung (1993)
關尚義 Clancey John Joseph (1997)
何俊麒 Ho Chun Ki Frederick (2000)
何俊仁 Ho Chun Yan Albert (1977)
郭憬憲 Kwok King Hin Douglas (1998)
林洋鋐 Lam Kenneth (2008)
廖成利 Liu Sing Lee Bruce (1994)
文浩正 Man Ho Ching Jonathan (2004)
吳思諾 Ng Sze Nok Senia (2014)
潘淑瑛 Poon Suk Ying Debora (2000)
石書銘 Shek Randy Shu Ming (2008)
譚俊傑 Tam Chun Kit Jeffrey (2009)
韋智達 Vidler Michael John (1992)
黃鶴鳴 Wong Hok Ming Alan (2004)
王學今 Wong Huk Kam (2001)
黃國桐 Wong Kwok Tung Daniel (1986)
黃瑞紅 Wong Shui Hung Linda (2002)
黃宇逸 Wong Yu Yat Anson (2015)
葉海琅 Yip Hoi Long Richard (2011)
阮陳淑怡 Yuen Chan Suk Yee Helena (1981)
郭榮鏗 Kwok Wing Hang Dennis (2006)