Hong Kong Rule of Law Update
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This judgment by the Hong Kong top court, including a former UK Law Lord, enabled the latest emergency regulation (Cap 241N) whereby the Chief Secretary can bypass ANY statutory requirements.
The sedition law is again used as a catch-all to crack down on freedom of speech. At first, it caught calls for violence or independence; then critics of the police; then criticism of the judiciary; then criticism of covid policy.
Mere speculation is reasonable suspicion, one possibility is beyond reasonable doubt. That’s the new standard.