Erik Shum

Erik Shum is vice-chair of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights.
Erik Shum is vice-chair of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights.

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Opinion | If Carrie Lam declares an emergency in Hong Kong, she will be defying the rule of law

The Basic Law does not give Hong Kong’s chief executive the power to ‘officially proclaim’ a state of emergency. The city’s leader thus has no lawful power to make emergency regulations that would comply with Hong Kong’s international treaty obligations and own bill of rights.

4 Sep 2019 - 6:34AM

The Basic Law does not give Hong Kong’s chief executive the power to ‘officially proclaim’ a state of emergency. The city’s leader thus has no lawful power to make emergency regulations that would comply with Hong Kong’s international treaty obligations and own bill of rights.

If Carrie Lam declares an emergency in Hong Kong, she will be defying the rule of law