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UK News Hong Kong: Lam will appoint national security judges on recommendations

08:55  23 june  2020
08:55  23 june  2020 Source:   rmc.bfmtv.com

International NGOs claim abandonment of Hong Kong bill

 International NGOs claim abandonment of Hong Kong bill HONG-KONG-SECURITY-NGO: International NGOs claim abandonment of Hong Kong bill © Reuters / Tyrone Siu INTERNATIONAL NGO CLAIM L HONG KONG DRAFT LAW HONG KONG (Reuters) - A group of 86 non-governmental organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, called on Chinese authorities on Wednesday to drop their national security bill in Hong Kong.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she will not handpick judges for national security cases but will appoint them based on recommendations from a judicial body that advises her on such designations. Chinese state media unveiled details on Saturday of a draft

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she will not handpick judges for national security cases but will appoint them based on recommendations from a judicial body that advises her on such designations. Chinese state media unveiled details on Saturday of a draft

HONGKONG-EVENTS: Hong Kong: Lam will appoint national security judges on recommendations

HONG KONG: LAM NOMMERA LES JUGES DE LA SÉCURITÉ NATIONALE SUR RECOMMANDATIONS © Reuters / CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS HONG KONG: LAM WILL APPOINT SAFETY JUDGES COUNCIL ON RECOMMENDATIONS

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong executive chief Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that she would appoint judges for national security matters based on recommendations from a judicial body responsible for it advises on such designations.

Chinese official media released details of the security bill for Hong Kong on Saturday, paving the way for a far-reaching change in the autonomy of the former British colony that was handed over to China in 1997.

Lam added that the The bill does not exclude foreign judges hearing cases related to national security, thereby seeking to allay concerns about the city's judicial independence.

(Clare Jim, Donny Kwok, Yanni Chow, Carol Mang and Anne Marie Roantree; French version Camille Raynaud)

Hong Kong: China passes controversial security law .
© dpa Chinese President Xi After the controversial law for the protection of national security in Hong Kong was passed, China's head of state and party leader Xi Jinping signed the decree on Tuesday. It will enter into force by decree, as the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. The Standing Committee of the People's Congress had previously unanimously approved the law.

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