Hong Kong National Party convenor Chan Ho-tin speaks during a rally to protest against the disqualification of his application to run in the Legislative Council election. Photo: Reuters

Declaration form for Legco election is both unnecessary and illegal

Sherif Elgebeily says the Electoral Affairs Commission runs the risk of being seen as suppressing dissent with its decision to bar a localist candidate from running

Topic |   Legislative Council elections 2016

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Hong Kong National Party convenor Chan Ho-tin speaks during a rally to protest against the disqualification of his application to run in the Legislative Council election. Photo: Reuters
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Sherif A. Elgebeily

Sherif A. Elgebeily

Dr Sherif A. Elgebeily (@selgebeily) is director of the Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security, and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). He is the author of The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-making Process.