February 04, 2023
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.
January 03, 2023
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.
October 07, 2022
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.
July 29, 2022
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.
July 22, 2022
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.
July 07, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 08, 2020
China’s Legal Blitzkrieg in Hong Kong
By Ming-Sung Kuo
Beijing’s putsch in Hong Kong through legislation is executed in a way that maximum shock and awe can be felt in the world.
July 09, 2020
Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns
By Associated Press
Canberra also promised to extend visas for Hong Kongers and provide a path to permanent residency.