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

Hong Kong’s New Cybercrime Law Consultation
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.
The Hong Kong Government and the Rule of Law
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.

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 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.
China’s Legal Blitzkrieg in Hong Kong
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.

Australia Ends Hong Kong Extradition Treaty Over National Security Law Concerns
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.

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?
June 17, 2020

Will China’s New National Security Law Be the ‘Anti-Virus’ Software That Locks Down Hong Kong?

By Jerome A. Cohen
Parsing the legislative, judicial, and law enforcement implications of the NPC’s “bombshell” decision.

The World Must Respond to Hong Kong’s Latest Politicized Arrests
March 06, 2020

The World Must Respond to Hong Kong’s Latest Politicized Arrests

By Benedict Rogers
Arresting mainstream politicians and a media mogul for peaceful protest marks a sharp escalation in the assault on Hong Kong’s freedoms.
Hong Kong Protests Proposed Extradition Law
April 29, 2019

Hong Kong Protests Proposed Extradition Law

By Associated Press
Tens of thousands took to the streets, many carrying umbrellas in a nod to a previous 2014 protest movement.

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