The National People’s Congress appears to lack the legal authority to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s Bar Association has argued. Photo: EPA-EFE The National People’s Congress appears to lack the legal authority to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s Bar Association has argued. Photo: EPA-EFE
The National People’s Congress appears to lack the legal authority to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s Bar Association has argued. Photo: EPA-EFE

Hong Kong Bar Association questions Beijing’s legal power to enact national security law, identifies ‘problematic’ features

  • Article 23 of Basic Law stipulates city government should enact laws ‘on its own’ that cover much of what new legislation seeks to address, group says
  • Questions also raised about whether mainland agencies in city would be bound by local law, and what enforcement authority they would possess

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
The National People’s Congress appears to lack the legal authority to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s Bar Association has argued. Photo: EPA-EFE The National People’s Congress appears to lack the legal authority to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s Bar Association has argued. Photo: EPA-EFE
The National People’s Congress appears to lack the legal authority to impose a national security law on Hong Kong, the city’s Bar Association has argued. Photo: EPA-EFE
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