Anti-government protesters with Guy Fawkes masks in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Felix Wong

Does Hong Kong’s government hold power over the legislative and judicial branches? Justice department’s court appeal on anti-mask law suggests so

  • Argument submitted to Court of Appeal suggests administration can make decisions with implications on judicial oversight and legislation
  • Mask ban set up to quell protests was earlier ruled unconstitutional by High Court, prompting appeal by government
Topic |   Hong Kong Basic Law

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Anti-government protesters with Guy Fawkes masks in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Felix Wong
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The High Court has given the government more time before mask ban is due to be nullified. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong government gets more time to prepare case against High Court ruling that mask ban is unconstitutional

  • Pro-democracy camp unhappy with delay, says courts should act decisively to overturn face covering prohibition
  • Government is appealing against ruling declaring ban invalid, with hearing set for January
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The High Court has given the government more time before mask ban is due to be nullified. Photo: Felix Wong
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