This week, Beijing is putting Hong Kong’s judicial independence on the line

(Quartz) As the Hong Kong government takes to the courts to challenge the right of two pro-independence politicians to swear in as lawmakers in the city’s legislature, many are looking to the judiciary as the last line of defense against Beijing’s growing encroachment on Hong Kong’s autonomy.

指現條例不足保障精神缺損者 法改會倡議 禁職員院友性接觸

康橋之家前院長張健華涉嫌與智障女院友非法性交,因事主未能出庭作供獲律政司撤銷控罪,引發社會關注。法律改革委員會昨推出有關性罪行的新一輪諮詢,承認現時本港針對精神缺損人士的性罪行條例過時不足,建議任何程度的精神紊亂或弱智人士,都應受特定性罪行條例保障;以及禁止所有院舍照顧者與精神缺損院友發生性行為。