Lawmaker 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

Lawmaker 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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