Lawmaker Eddie Chu was disqualified from running in a rural representative election. Photo: Sam TsangLawmaker Eddie Chu was disqualified from running in a rural representative election. Photo: Sam Tsang
Lawmaker Eddie Chu was disqualified from running in a rural representative election. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong lawmaker Eddie Chu’s ban from village election based on shaky argument, legal scholars say

  • Former HKU law dean Johannes Chan does not believe election officer can provide ‘cogent, clear and compelling’ evidence for disqualification
  • Eric Cheung, also of HKU, said the reasons given for Chu’s disqualification were weak and Hong Kong courts must clarify the vagueness in election laws
Topic |   Hong Kong localism and independence
Lawmaker Eddie Chu was disqualified from running in a rural representative election. Photo: Sam TsangLawmaker Eddie Chu was disqualified from running in a rural representative election. Photo: Sam Tsang
Lawmaker Eddie Chu was disqualified from running in a rural representative election. Photo: Sam Tsang
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