Police arrest a protester during a demonstration in August. Allegations of excessive force by police are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Council. Photo: AP Photo

Hong Kong police watchdog does not have powers and resources to cope with scale of protests, say Independent Police Complaints Council’s expert advisers

  • ‘Light touch’ body probing police conduct at demonstrations has ‘shortfall’ in capabilities, expert panel says
  • Investigatory powers such as summoning witnesses needed to meet the task of examining allegations against police, it finds
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police arrest a protester during a demonstration in August. Allegations of excessive force by police are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Council. Photo: AP Photo
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Han Zheng had said that ending months of violence in Hong Kong was the ‘common responsibility of the city’s executive, legislative and judicial bodies’. Photo: Sam Tsang

As Hong Kong protests rage on, barristers hit back at Beijing’s comments on the city’s judiciary and its responsibilities

  • Vice-Premier Han Zheng said ending months of violence was the ‘common responsibility of the city’s executive, legislative and judicial bodies’
  • But the Bar Association says exhorting judges to help the government could be seen as a threat to their independence
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Han Zheng had said that ending months of violence in Hong Kong was the ‘common responsibility of the city’s executive, legislative and judicial bodies’. Photo: Sam Tsang
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