Human rights and political opposition in Hong Kong

Davis, Michael C. (2021) Human rights and political opposition in Hong Kong. In: Handbook on Human Rights in China. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, pp. 588-604. ISBN 9781786433688

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With the full panoply of the human rights guarantees contained in the ICCPR and a rich tradition of the rule of law, Hong Kong enjoys a wide-ranging debate on human rights. This chapter will consider how PRC policies to carry out these commitments shape the political debate in Hong Kong, addressing: 1) the national and international human rights contexts; 2) the legal narrative on human rights implementation; 3) government repression and political opposition; and 4) some conclusions as to a prudent path forward. In looking at this narrative it is important to appreciate that this is not just about what China can get away with from its position of overwhelming power but is also about what policy approach might best win the trust and confidence of Hong Kong and the international community. In this regard the rule of law tradition in Hong Kong has been of particular importance in maintaining such confidence.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Human Rights
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 09:59
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2023 09:59
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