The Hong Kong Bar Association said exemptions from the fugitives bill would make it impossible for any jurisdiction that did not have a long-term arrangement with the city to make a rendition request of those accused of having committed these exempted offences. Photo: Fung Chang

Hong Kong Bar Association calls government’s extradition proposal a ‘step backward’, while extradition lawyer says it does not offer sufficient protections

  • The barristers’ body says the list of exemptions offered to placate the business sector will leave existing extradition agreements weaker than they currently are
  • Senior Counsel Michael Blanchflower decries the introduction of a subclause in the law which effectively removes the requirement for judicial authentication
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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The Hong Kong Bar Association said exemptions from the fugitives bill would make it impossible for any jurisdiction that did not have a long-term arrangement with the city to make a rendition request of those accused of having committed these exempted offences. Photo: Fung Chang
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