Police officers block a road in Lan Kwai Fong on October 31 to prevent anti-government protests. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong Department of Justice asks High Court to suspend ruling that anti-mask law is unconstitutional – as it scrambles to defend the legislation

  • Request comes ahead of an expected appeal by the Department of Justice to reinstate the now suspended anti-mask law
  • Justice department asks that mask ban and ordinance ‘remain valid and of legal effect’ until final verdict reached
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police officers block a road in Lan Kwai Fong on October 31 to prevent anti-government protests. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong mask law: Beijing claim on ‘unconstitutional’ ruling could spell end of ‘one country, two systems’, legal heavyweights warn

  • City’s legal scholars say any action from Beijing could be ‘disastrous’ for politically charged cases
  • Spokesman for NPCSC’s Legislative Affairs Commission said High Court ruling did not comply with Hong Kong’s mini-constitution
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks along Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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