Ten Days that Shocked the World: The Rendition Proposal in Hong Kong

(2019) 49(2) Hong Kong Law Journal 431-445

University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 046

12 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2019 Last revised: 11 Oct 2019

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Johannes M M Chan

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 26, 2019

Abstract

In June 2019, on two consecutive Sundays, millions of people took to the streets to oppose the proposed bill to amend the Fugitive Offenders and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance (the Bill). These were the largest ever demonstrations in the history of Hong Kong, and the peaceful demonstrations attracted world-wide attention and global admiration. This article will comment on a number of questions: (1) what led to the Bill? (2) why judicial guarantees were considered insufficient for the protection of human rights in the Bill? (3) what led to the suspension of the Bill? and (4) what are the implications on the governance of Hong Kong and the relationship between Hong Kong and the Mainland?

Keywords: Extradition, One Country Two System

Suggested Citation

Chan, Johannes Man-mun, Ten Days that Shocked the World: The Rendition Proposal in Hong Kong (June 26, 2019). (2019) 49(2) Hong Kong Law Journal 431-445; University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 046. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3442969

Johannes Man-mun Chan (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
China

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