Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) walks past pan-democrat lawmakers protesting her government’s proposal to allow case-by-case extradition arrangements between Hong Kong, the mainland, Taiwan and Macau, at the Legislative Council in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 20. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

If Hong Kong amends its extradition policy, the courts cannot always be counted on to act as a safeguard

  • Requests for the transfer of a fugitive for a ‘political’ crime may happen under the pretence of another offence, in which case Hong Kong courts may not be able to stop the extradition
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam (right) walks past pan-democrat lawmakers protesting her government’s proposal to allow case-by-case extradition arrangements between Hong Kong, the mainland, Taiwan and Macau, at the Legislative Council in Tamar, Admiralty, on February 20. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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