Hong Kong lawmakers join the city’s lawyers in a silent march against the extradition bill, from the Court of Final Appeal to the government headquarters in Admiralty on June 6. Photo: Robert Ng

Public fears over Hong Kong extradition bill are the fault of the government

  • Hong Kong should hold up its independent judiciary as a beacon while it waits for Beijing to learn to tolerate and constructively manage criticism and dissent
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hong Kong lawmakers join the city’s lawyers in a silent march against the extradition bill, from the Court of Final Appeal to the government headquarters in Admiralty on June 6. Photo: Robert Ng
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Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung explains his party’s proposal for a law granting Hong Kong the right to hear cases in which permanent residents are accused of murder abroad. Photo: Felix Wong
Malcolm Rifkind
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Opinion

Malcolm Rifkind

There is no ‘loophole’ in Hong Kong’s current extradition law. Rather, it provides a necessary firewall to protect the legal system

  • The government must change course on the extradition bill, for the sake of its freedoms and business-friendly reputation
  • Alternative means of dealing with offenders such as Chan Tong-kai have been proposed and must be considered

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Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung explains his party’s proposal for a law granting Hong Kong the right to hear cases in which permanent residents are accused of murder abroad. Photo: Felix Wong
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