The Hong Kong Bar Association said the justice minister’s dual role sitting in the chief executive’s cabinet while overseeing prosecution decisions has led to the perception of bias in Leung Chun-ying’s case. Photo: Fung Chang

Lawyers’ group calls on Hong Kong justice minister to delegate prosecution decisions

  • The Bar Association says protocol should be established to give the director of public prosecutions the say on whether to bring charges
  • Giving decisions to a third party would help dispel public perceptions of bias in certain contentious cases
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The Hong Kong Bar Association said the justice minister’s dual role sitting in the chief executive’s cabinet while overseeing prosecution decisions has led to the perception of bias in Leung Chun-ying’s case. Photo: Fung Chang
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Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.