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US Treasury sanctions HK leaders

Treasury Sanctions Individuals for Undermining Hong Kong’s Autonomy 7 August 2020: U.S. Department of the Treasury WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on 11 individuals for undermining Hong Kong’s autonomy and restricting the freedom of expression or assembly of the citizens of Hong Kong. These actions were taken pursuant to Executive …

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Hong Kong Judiciary

The mission of The Judiciary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China is to maintain an independent and effective judicial system which upholds the rule of law, safeguards the rights and freedoms of the individual, and commands confidence within and outside Hong Kong. To support the upholding of justice …

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COVID-19 update

Court users may wish to note that starting from 4 May 2020, all hearings, both civil and criminal proceedings, including trials, will generally resume unless they are adjourned pursuant to specific directions by the court, but with reduced capacity. However, jury trials will only start after May 2020. To ensure an orderly resumption of court …

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Laws of Hong Kong

Search Hong Kong Laws Since the transfer of sovereignty in 1997 from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong’s legal system has remained largely based on the common law system inherited from its colonial administration. Under the “one country, two systems” principle that is guaranteed constitutionally until 2047, Hong Kong’s laws …

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Barristers in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Bar Association publishes the Bar List for the purpose of facilitating the public and members to identify practicing local barristers and barristers’ chambers registered with the Hong Kong Bar Association. Search Hong Kong Barristers Search Law Firms