Former judge Henry Litton says Beijing has every right to take jurisdiction of national security law cases in certain circumstances. Photo: Winson Wong
Former judge Henry Litton says Beijing has every right to take jurisdiction of national security law cases in certain circumstances. Photo: Winson Wong

National security law: retired Hong Kong judge says it’s ‘reasonable’ for Beijing to take jurisdiction in exceptional cases

  • Henry Litton swats down fears that law’s Article 55 will be abused, saying wording limits its usage to extremely rare instances
  • The former Court of Final Appeal judge also reiterates previous assertion that local judiciary has no business attempting to resolve political disputes

Former judge Henry Litton says Beijing has every right to take jurisdiction of national security law cases in certain circumstances. Photo: Winson Wong
Former judge Henry Litton says Beijing has every right to take jurisdiction of national security law cases in certain circumstances. Photo: Winson Wong
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