Hong Kong Bar Association questions Beijing’s legal power to enact national security law, identifies ‘problematic’ features

Beijing has no legal authority to enact its proposed national security law for Hong Kong by promulgation, the city’s professional body of barristers said on Monday, saying the plan contained “a number of worrying and problematic features”.

In a strongly worded statement, the Hong Kong Bar Association also expressed concern over suggestions that mainland agencies would be set up to safeguard national security within the city, saying it was “entirely unclear” how that arrangement would comply…


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