People wearing masks protest against the government’s Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, on October 31, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang People wearing masks protest against the government’s Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, on October 31, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
People wearing masks protest against the government’s Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, on October 31, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Henry Litton
Opinion

Opinion

Henry Litton

Why challengers of Hong Kong’s anti-mask law have no case

  • By declaring the mask ban unconstitutional, the High Court judges arrogated to themselves the power to determine Hong Kong’s ‘constitutional order’
  • However, soon after the handover, all laws, including the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, had been scrutinised to ensure they did not contravene the Basic Law

People wearing masks protest against the government’s Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, on October 31, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang People wearing masks protest against the government’s Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, on October 31, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
People wearing masks protest against the government’s Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation in Lan Kwai Fong, Central, on October 31, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Henry Litton

Henry Litton

Henry Litton is a retired Court of Final Appeal judge and author of "Is the Hong Kong Judiciary Sleepwalking to 2047?".