Philip Dykes, chairman of the council of the Hong Kong Bar Association (fourth from left) joins members of the legal sector on a silent march against the extradition bill from the Court of Final Appeal to the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on June 6. Photo: Robert Ng

As Hong Kong’s protests show no signs of abating, can the Bar Association do its bit to defuse the crisis?

  • The Bar Association’s opinion that the extradition bill should be withdrawn is a purist ideal that is contributing to the continued stalemate
  • Protesters’ demand for an amnesty for those arrested is legally dubious and should not be tacitly supported
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Philip Dykes, chairman of the council of the Hong Kong Bar Association (fourth from left) joins members of the legal sector on a silent march against the extradition bill from the Court of Final Appeal to the government headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on June 6. Photo: Robert Ng
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