Representatives from the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong’s Access to Information Sub-committee (left to right): Peter Wong, secretary; Brian Gilchrist, committee member; Russell Coleman, chairman; Jose-Antonio Maurellet, committee member; and Cathy Wan, secretary, at the press conference on the Consultation Paper on Access to Information. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission urges government to pass law to protect public records and access to them, but critics say it does not go far enough

  • The commission in its report says laws are needed to strengthen the management and preservation of archives
  • Others say the proposals are toothless, if laws are not accompanied by legal sanctions
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Representatives from the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong’s Access to Information Sub-committee (left to right): Peter Wong, secretary; Brian Gilchrist, committee member; Russell Coleman, chairman; Jose-Antonio Maurellet, committee member; and Cathy Wan, secretary, at the press conference on the Consultation Paper on Access to Information. Photo: Sam Tsang
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