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Michael C. Davis
Opinion

Opinion

Michael C. Davis

Will Hong Kong’s rule of law survive the challenge of Beijing’s national security legislation?

  • From its process of enactment – apparently bypassing the local legislature and ignoring public opinion – to its future implementation and enforcement, the law is incompatible with the city’s common law tradition
  • Hong Kong’s courts will be severely tested in trying to uphold the rule of law

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Michael C. Davis

Michael C. Davis

Michael C. Davis is professor of law and international affairs at the O.P. Jindal Global University in India and a resident fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington, DC. A professor in the Law Faculty at the University of Hong Kong until late 2016, he continues as a non-resident senior fellow in the university’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law.