Hong Kong Indigenous member Edward Leung, seen here attending a rally in support of independence, has been barred from the Legco election. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong electoral officials have overstepped their boundaries by barring pro-independence candidate

Phil C.W. Chan and Paul Serfaty say the electoral commission’s rejection of Edward Leung as a candidate for the Legislative Council election was unequivocally unlawful

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Hong Kong Indigenous member Edward Leung, seen here attending a rally in support of independence, has been barred from the Legco election. Photo: Reuters
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Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C. W. Chan

Phil C.W. Chan is an independent observer on Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific affairs. He holds a PhD in international law and Chinese law from the National University of Singapore and law degrees from the Universities of Hong Kong and Durham. He is author of the book "China, State Sovereignty and International Legal Order".

Paul Serfaty

Paul Serfaty

Paul Serfaty is a specialist in international finance and a barrister. A Hong Kong permanent resident, he writes on cultural and political matters. He has been elected to leadership roles in UK and European political organisations, and was educated at Cambridge and the French Lycée in London.