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Simon Young
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Young

Why Beijing must respect Hong Kong courts’ interpretation of national security law

  • It is neither practical nor necessary to obtain expert evidence or an NPC Standing Committee interpretation each time an ambiguity arises in a national security case
  • Respect for Hong Kong’s authority to discharge its duties under the new law requires the NPC exercise restraint in its power of interpretation

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Simon Young

Simon Young

Professor Simon Young is associate dean (research) in the Faculty of Law and a practising Hong Kong barrister. He teaches criminal law and evidence in the Faculty's J.D. programme and a LL.M. course on human rights in the criminal process. He is known internationally for his scholarship on the Hong Kong political and legal systems, and the forfeiture of proceeds of crime.