C.M. Chan

C.M. Chan is a practising solicitor and a research fellow at the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute.
C.M. Chan
C.M. Chan is a practising solicitor and a research fellow at the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute.

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Opinion | Why invoking Hong Kong’s oppressive, outdated Emergency Regulations Ordinance won’t stop the protest violence

Existing laws already give the government broad powers to ban assemblies, introduce curfews, and protect the airport and MTR stations. Invoking draconian emergency powers to push through a controversial anti-mask law or ban social media is likely to contravene Hong Kong’s Bill of Rights and deepen the mistrust of authority.

27 Sep 2019 - 6:04AM

Existing laws already give the government broad powers to ban assemblies, introduce curfews, and protect the airport and MTR stations. Invoking draconian emergency powers to push through a controversial anti-mask law or ban social media is likely to contravene Hong Kong’s Bill of Rights and deepen the mistrust of authority.

Why invoking Hong Kong’s oppressive, outdated Emergency Regulations Ordinance won’t stop the protest violence