Demise of 'One Country, Two Systems'? Reflections on the Hong Kong Rendition Saga
Cora Chan, "Demise of 'One Country, Two Systems'? Reflections on the Hong Kong Rendition Saga" (2019) Hong Kong Law Journal 447
12 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2019 Last revised: 4 Dec 2019
Date Written: September 13, 2019
This article argues that the controversy over the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 reveals flaws in Hong Kong’s political system that, if unrectified, may prove fatal to the operation of China’s “one country, two systems” model in Hong Kong. If this model is to be sustained, genuine democracy in Hong Kong is needed.
Keywords: China, Hong Kong, rendition, extradition, democratization, constitutional law
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