IS THE
RULE OF LAW
THE FOUNDATION OR THE POISON
OF SOCIETIES ?

If the law truly rocks and rules,
why would some (people, nations)
badly want to 'rock da law' ?

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THE DEATH OF SOCRATES

This painting by the French neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David (1787) represents

the jailed Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates,

a master of truth and ethics,

put to death in 399BC for his ideas by a popular jury of the Athenian democracy,

surrounded by his disciples and about to drink the lethal cup of hemlock.

 

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TWO NEW PUBLICATIONS

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> LES DESORDRES POLITIQUES DU DROIT
(en français / publié en mars 2022)


> THE RULE OF FAIR PLAY, BRITISH GUNBOAT LAWFARE < 
(in English / published Dec 2021)

     PUBLISHED IN MARCH 2022     

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Les désordres

politiques du droit

Philosophie des jeux de règles

et des règles de jeux, en droit​

               THEMATIQUE               

Quel véritable rôle joue la règle de droit en matière de politique, sur le plan international autant que domestique ?

En contemplant les sociétés contemporaines dans le miroir que lui tend le droit ; et en déconstruisant, sans condescendance et de manière politiquement incorrecte, le langage mille fois ressassé et rarement appliqué de la rhétorique juridico-politique classique ; cet essai appelle à une réflexion générale et urgente sur l’état actuel du droit en politique.

Destiné à un public avisé de tout horizon autant qu'aux amateurs d'essais, constituant en partie une deuxième édition, révisée, augmentée et simplifiée, de la trilogie de l'auteur intitulée "Quelle Morale pour la Règle au XXIe siècle" de 2021, cet ouvrage est le premier volume d'un ensemble critique sur la règle de droit, abordé en philosophie, sociologie et histoire du droit, qui met la règle de droit sur le billard des urgences.

Il s'agit d'une enquête philosophique sur le rôle que joue le droit dans nos sociétés, qui cherche à répondre à la question: "Qui se cache derrière le voile de son double langage et les masques de sa manipulation ?".

 

Chaque nouveau volume peut se lire indépendamment des autres et traite d'une thématique particulière, ici le droit en politique, invitant le lecteur à une réflexion urgente et nécessaire sur l'état du droit dans les Etats de droit et les Etats de non-droit.

 

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      PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER 2021     

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The rule of fair play 

British gunboat lawfare

Vol. 1 - India, China and the first Opium War

(1600-1842)

SUBJECT MATTER

Is fair play possible in matters of rules of law ?

Can anyone play fair in facts of social justice ?

Are  fair laws  nothing but a play in a collective game of sheer fantasy ?

This volume (of a Philosophy of Law / History of Law series on the concept of ‘rule of law’) observes, from their own actions and own words, how the heirs apparent of the eras of the British mercantilism and of the agrarian, mechanical and industrial revolutions actively sought to take advantage of Britain’s 19th-century supremacy to forcibly and forcefully promote the rules of British Liberalism in the East Indies, while their will-to-trade under their odd liberalistic laws subdued entire populations, in India, China and all over the world.

 

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THE AUTHOR

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Dr. Serge G. Fafalen

A Swiss citizen born in Geneva, resident in Hong Kong since 2004, the author is a seasoned and multi-faceted legal practitioner, with a magna cum laude Swiss PhD in Philosophy of Law, three Masters (MLaws/Law, MA/Finance, EPFL-HEC MAS/Technology Management) and three professional admissions at law (as a lawyer in Switzerland and as a solicitor in England & Wales and in Hong Kong).

 

During a legal career of over 35 years, he worked extensively with European, Russian and Chinese individual and corporate clients (click on the "Law firm" button for more info).

He was appointed Honorary Legal Advisor to the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association (HKEA) in 2008 (click on "LinkedIn" button for more info); his other former capacities have included acting as:

- Lawyer Partner, responsible for an office (Geneva) or for a department (Private Clients), in two top-tier Law firms, one in Switzerland (HQ Lugano) and another in China and Hong Kong (HQ Beijing);

- Adjunct Professor of international business law in an American University in Geneva;

- Member of the ‘Anti-Money Laundering Committee’ of the Law Society of Hong Kong, for over 15 years; this committee has devised and updated the anti-money regulation applicable to all solicitors and foreign lawyers in Hong Kong ('Practice direction P'), is tasked with commenting on anti-money regulations and Legco bills, and participates as a representative of the HKSAR Law Society in the GAFI-FATF Mutual Evaluations of Hong Kong as a jurisdiction;

- Member of the ‘Professional Services Committee’ of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), chaired by the Honorable Leung Chun-Ying, 3rd HKSAR Chief Executive (2012-17) and current Vice-Chair, National Committee of the CPPCC, then by The Honorable Paul Chan Mo-Po, 5th HKSAR Financial Secretary (2017-incumbent);

- Chairman of the ‘Europe Committee’ of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), the most important Chamber of commerce in Hong Kong, founded in 1861;

- President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (Swisscham), which represents the business interests of the Swiss community and of Switzerland-related businesses in Hong Kong;

- Chairman of the ‘Tax & Legal Committee’ and Member of the Councilors’ Board of the French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the organ of the french business community in Hong Kong;

- Official Representative for Greater China, Hong Kong & Macao of various Swiss Economic Promotion Offices (Canton of Fribourg, Canton of Geneva, Western Switzerland).

To date, he penned several books in French on the subject of Law, Ethics and Society (click on the "IdRef France" button for info), namely:

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L'ETHIQUE DE LA VALORISATION RAISONNEE

-une morale pragmatique pour la règle de droit

au XXIème siècle ?

Philosophies des

jeux de règles et

des règles de jeux

au miroir du droit.

printed July 2020

in Switzerland

NOT FOR SALE

(University of Lausanne) Distribution limited

to Swiss universities

& selected Swiss

public libraries

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QUELLE MORALE POUR LA REGLE AU XXIe SIECLE ?

(What moral for the rule of law in the 21st century ?)

a Philosophy of Law series, in three volumes

Volume 1

Les labyrinthes du droit

(The labyrinths of the law)

Volume 2

Les désordres du droit

(The disorders of the law)

Volume 3

Les guerriers du droit

(The warriors of the law)

​published Dec 2020 in Switzerland

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