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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
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
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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