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
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

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
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
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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