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HONG KONG SAR, CHINA: AHRC Submission to Legco and Hong Kong Government on Article 23 of the Basic Law

On Sept. 24, 2002, the Hong Kong government issued a consultation paper that outlines its proposals to implement Article 23 of Hong Kong's mini-Constitution, the Basic Law, which states, among other provisions, that Hong Kong "shall enact on its own" laws against treason, secession, sedition, subversion and the theft of state secrets. The consultation document has created great anxiety within Hong Kong, including the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). In response, AHRC has made a submission to the Legislative Council (Legco) and Hong Kong government.
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Posted on 2002-10-28


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