Protesters shout slogans and hold flags in a shopping centre during a protest in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: AP

National security law: why Hong Kong legal experts worry legislation could be backdated

  • Outline of law mentions safeguards to uphold international human rights standards and other freedoms but says nothing on whether law will be retroactive
  • Legal academic in Beijing says anti-government protesters could fall foul of the law even though it has yet to be enacted
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Protesters shout slogans and hold flags in a shopping centre during a protest in Hong Kong earlier this month. Photo: AP
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