The ruling to allow joint enterprise prosecutions in riot cases could lead to more prosecutions over 2019’s social unrest. Photo: Felix Wong
The ruling to allow joint enterprise prosecutions in riot cases could lead to more prosecutions over 2019’s social unrest. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong court grants justice department request to allow ‘joint enterprise’ prosecutions in riot, unlawful assembly cases

  • The ruling may pave the way for more prosecutions of those involved in the 2019 protests, and increase prosecutors’ likelihood of securing convictions
  • ‘An accessory or a party to a joint enterprise is liable as the principal. This serves the public interest of maintaining the public order,’ High Court Chief Justice Jeremy Poon says

The ruling to allow joint enterprise prosecutions in riot cases could lead to more prosecutions over 2019’s social unrest. Photo: Felix Wong
The ruling to allow joint enterprise prosecutions in riot cases could lead to more prosecutions over 2019’s social unrest. Photo: Felix Wong
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