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The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision
February 11, 2021

The Long-Term Implications of the Jimmy Lai Bail Decision

By Jerome A. Cohen
The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s bail decision had something for everyone – and will help shape future national security cases.

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun
January 29, 2021

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun

By Thomas Chan
Even more than high-profile cases, stories from the lower courts paint a worrying picture for Hong Kong’s judicial independence.
Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
January 27, 2021

Beijing’s Crackdown Runs Into Hong Kong’s Rule of Law

By Sarah Cook
Pushback against politically motivated prosecutions is emerging from lawyers, judges, and the principles of Hong Kong’s common law system itself.

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression
January 05, 2021

The Struggle Over Jimmy Lai’s Bail Is a Struggle Over Hong Kong’s Freedom of Expression

By Jerome A. Cohen
Bail has become the most immediate arena in which the ongoing struggle between China’s Communist Party and Hong Kong’s judicial system is taking place.

The Intensifying Pressures to Further ‘Reform’ Hong Kong’s Courts
November 23, 2020

The Intensifying Pressures to Further ‘Reform’ Hong Kong’s Courts

By Jerome A. Cohen
With LegCo subdued, Beijing is turning its attention to Hong Kong’s independent judiciary.

The Next 4 Steps in Hong Kong’s March Toward Totalitarianism
October 27, 2020

The Next 4 Steps in Hong Kong’s March Toward Totalitarianism

By Simon Shen
The worst is yet to come for the city. Here are four warning signs to watch for.

Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout
June 25, 2019

Hong Kong Extradition Law: The Fallout

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Ho-Fung Hung.
Violence Erupts During Latest Anti-Extradition Protest in Hong Kong
June 12, 2019

Violence Erupts During Latest Anti-Extradition Protest in Hong Kong

By Christopher Bodeen
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds but protesters insist they won't give up.

Hundreds of Thousands Join Hong Kong Protest Against Extradition Law. Will It Matter?
June 11, 2019

Hundreds of Thousands Join Hong Kong Protest Against Extradition Law. Will It Matter?

By Christopher Bodeen and Yanan Wang
A massive protest against the proposed bill filled Hong Kong streets, but the government signals it won’t change course.

Human Rights Under Siege in Hong Kong
June 30, 2017

Human Rights Under Siege in Hong Kong

By Mabel Au
Beijing has signaled its intent to curtail freedom of expression and judicial independence in Hong Kong.

China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It
May 30, 2017

China Commemorates Hong Kong’s Basic Law by Restricting It

By Cal Wong
China's number three leader promises increased control over Hong Kong.
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