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Michael C. Davis
Opinion

Opinion

Michael C. Davis

Carrie Lam’s stance on the separation of powers in Hong Kong is self-contradictory

  • In acknowledging the division of labour between branches of government, with checks and balances among them, Lam has defined Hong Kong’s separation of powers
  • Checks on executive power by Legco have been degraded by the manipulation of the political structure, with the judiciary now primarily performing this role

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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.