Beijing’s decision far exceeds the Hong Kong Basic Law’s requirement for national security legislation:
The law “will only target an extremely small minority of illegal and criminal acts and activities, while the life and property, basic rights and freedoms of the overwhelming majority of citizens will be protected,” Carrie Lam wrote in an open letter
An extraordinarily bad day for Carrie Lam with her mask law ruled incompatible with Basic Law, police waging war against students at Poly U for an entire weekend and a second week of lunchtime protests in Central. Her response? Visiting a policeman in hospital. Optics matter.
Sen. Rubio, @SenatorRisch , and @SenCoryGardner released the following statement regarding reports that the National People’s Congress will introduce legislation this week to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law'>Hong Kong Basic Law. Read more here🔽
There has never in my lifetime been a law that so encroached on our civil liberties and basic rights as the Coronavirus Bill, scheduled to become law by end of month. It is all aimed at keeping us safe. But the transfer of unchallengeable power to the state for two years is...
I've written to Boris Johnson demanding urgent clarification of his government's position on Trump's 'peace plan' for Israel - Palestine. Is he really prepared to abandon the most basic principles of human rights and international law?