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Hong Kong rule of law

What Agnes Chow’s Case Tells Us About the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

What Agnes Chow’s Case Tells Us About the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

By Eric Lai
The Hong Kong government’s arbitrary use of powers against Chow, who has not yet faced trial, further confirms that politics is above the law.

Why RCEP Should Think Twice About Admitting Hong Kong

Why RCEP Should Think Twice About Admitting Hong Kong

By Sam Goodman and Anouk Wear
Current members should seriously consider how Hong Kong's National Security Law would impact their investments under the trade deal.
Hong Kong Is Trying to Salvage Its Image. Who Is It Fooling?

Hong Kong Is Trying to Salvage Its Image. Who Is It Fooling?

By Eric Lai
The government is eager to tell “a good Hong Kong story” – but actions speak louder than words.

Hong Kong’s Democratic Primary Trials Show a Dark Truth

Hong Kong’s Democratic Primary Trials Show a Dark Truth

By Eric Lai
Hong Kong’s legal prosecution of opposition figures puts it in the company of authoritarian regimes worldwide.

2022 Was the Year Hong Kong’s Rule of Law Died

2022 Was the Year Hong Kong’s Rule of Law Died

By Benedict Rogers
A December 31 decree from Beijing finally killed the last vestiges of judicial independence in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Has Changed, But Britain’s Legal Community Doesn’t Seem to Realize It

Hong Kong Has Changed, But Britain’s Legal Community Doesn’t Seem to Realize It

By Dennis Kwok and Sam Goodman
The U.K. legal establishment must stop clinging to fictions about the state of the rule of law in Hong Kong.

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Rulings of Hong Kong’s Top Court

UN Human Rights Committee Criticizes Rulings of Hong Kong’s Top Court

By Eric Lai
The Committee’s call to repeal the National Security Law got the most press, but its criticism of the Court of Final Appeal is also important.
Hong Kong’s New Cybercrime Law Consultation

Hong Kong’s New Cybercrime Law Consultation

By Charles Mok
The first in a series of post-NSL cyber laws may ironically weaken the tech sector and make Hong Kong’s internet less secure.

The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law

The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law

By Eric Lai
The National People's Congress in Beijing may have given the orders, but officials in Hong Kong are also responsible for the decline in Hong Kong's judicial and legal systems.

Hong Kong’s Weaponization of the Courts Has Begun

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

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

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.

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