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Rule of law in Hong Kong (28 Sep 2003)

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The government in promoting Hong Kong to the international community routinely highlights the rule of law here but Winston Chu Ka-sun (Visiting Professor, University College, London) says the government has disregarded the rule of law while Chinese legal culture of emphasizing personal relationship rather than law has been adopted instead. Alan Hoo (Chairman, Basic Law Institute) says it is a problem with perception like that of the Secretary for Justice who is a political appointee, yet in charge of all public prosecution. The Sally Aw Sian case is discussed. Hoo says the legal department should be reformed.

Program: 
Newsline
Publish Date: 
Sunday, September 28, 2003
Station: 
ATV
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