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Teresa Cheng
Opinion

Opinion

Teresa Cheng

Why separation of powers has no place in Hong Kong’s political structure

  • The Basic Law lays down an executive-led system, while providing for the division of powers among the executive, judiciary and legislature
  • While court judgments have referred to ‘separation of powers’, they have not addressed the concept in detail and have also affirmed the executive-led system

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Teresa Cheng

Teresa Cheng

Teresa Cheng, SC, is Hong Kong’s secretary for justice.