Mediator accreditation rules set

March 28, 2024

The Working Group on the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Mediation Platform published the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Mediator Accreditation Rules (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) today.


Under the rules, an applicant who wishes to apply for accreditation as a GBA Mediator through Hong Kong must fulfil specific requirements, including upholding the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Basic Law of the Hong Kong SAR of the PRC, the Basic Law of the Macao SAR of the PRC, and “one country, two systems”.


The applicant should also complete the designated GBA Mediator Training Course successfully; complete mediation in at least five cases; possess at least five years' work experience, with at least three years as a mediator as well as have good professional ethics with no record of being reprimanded or disciplined for disrepute or professional misconduct.


Comprising representatives from the legal departments of Guangdong Province, the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR, the working group earlier discussed the respective local accreditation rules in each of the three places and decided to publish the rules today.


The Department of Justice of Hong Kong formulated the rules applicable to the accreditation through Hong Kong, based on the requirements of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Mediator Accreditation Standards.

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