25 years after Hong Kong’s return to China, the Law Reform Commission Secretariat has embarked on the process of adapting and consolidating the city’s laws while identifying obsolete provisions to be repealed. Photo: AP
25 years after Hong Kong’s return to China, the Law Reform Commission Secretariat has embarked on the process of adapting and consolidating the city’s laws while identifying obsolete provisions to be repealed. Photo: AP
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Review of outdated legislation needs to be carried out with care

  • Colonial terms still on the statute books should have been removed a long time ago and laws brought into the modern era

25 years after Hong Kong’s return to China, the Law Reform Commission Secretariat has embarked on the process of adapting and consolidating the city’s laws while identifying obsolete provisions to be repealed. Photo: AP
25 years after Hong Kong’s return to China, the Law Reform Commission Secretariat has embarked on the process of adapting and consolidating the city’s laws while identifying obsolete provisions to be repealed. Photo: AP
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