The High Court has given the government more time before mask ban is due to be nullified. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong government gets more time to prepare case against High Court ruling that mask ban is unconstitutional

  • Pro-democracy camp unhappy with delay, says courts should act decisively to overturn face covering prohibition
  • Government is appealing against ruling declaring ban invalid, with hearing set for January
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The High Court has given the government more time before mask ban is due to be nullified. Photo: Felix Wong
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Masked anti-government protesters hold a lunchtime rally in Central. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong mask law: government lodges appeal against court ruling that face covering ban is unconstitutional

  • Department of Justice confirms notice of appeal had been served to High Court and 25 pan-democrats who successfully applied for judicial review
  • Government expected to challenge High Court judges’ interpretation of the Basic Law
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Masked anti-government protesters hold a lunchtime rally in Central. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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