Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
Opinion

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Cliff Buddle

How Hong Kong’s extradition bill falls short of the deal we need with mainland China

  • Talks began more than 20 years ago between Hong Kong and Beijing on a rendition agreement. Why did nothing come of it, and why is the government opting for a case-by-case approach that fails to address Hongkongers’ demand for fair trial safeguards?

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Ronny Tong
Opinion

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Ronny Tong

Hong Kong should trust its own judiciary on all extradition requests – whether or not they come from mainland China

  • The UK experience underlines how concerns about another territory’s rule-of-law record do not stop an extradition agreement from being reached
  • Effective extradition, which serves the interests of justice, must also be based on mutual trust

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