The Court of Final Appeal has ruled on the application of the ‘joint enterprise’ doctrine to unlawful assembly and riot cases. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Court of Final Appeal has ruled on the application of the ‘joint enterprise’ doctrine to unlawful assembly and riot cases. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s top court declares unlawful some aspects of ‘joint enterprise’ rule for rioting, illegal assembly cases in landmark judgment

  • Those not physically present at unlawful assembly, riot can no longer be held liable for the crime as actual participants, judges rule
  • Ruling on prosecution’s application of joint enterprise doctrine has major implications for coming trials stemming from 2019 protests

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
The Court of Final Appeal has ruled on the application of the ‘joint enterprise’ doctrine to unlawful assembly and riot cases. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Court of Final Appeal has ruled on the application of the ‘joint enterprise’ doctrine to unlawful assembly and riot cases. Photo: Sam Tsang
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