任建峰:法治始終要靠政權懂得自制

我認識有一份憲法,它給當權者很大的權力: (1)這份憲法其實是靠當權宗主的議會立法才存在的。雖然憲法內有設定一個修改的程序,但理論上其實宗主的議會要以立法形式自行通過憲法修改亦是無可奈何的。而任何地區憲法以外的自治問題都要靠宗主的議會自行立法才能毫無疑問地處理。

Hong Kong Lawyers Protest Beijing’s Overreach

The Progressive Lawyers Group says the ruling has gone well beyond an interpretation of the Basic Law as it effectively prescribes matters within the remit of Hong Kong domestic law, which is a power not accorded to Beijing under the existing Basic Law framework of Hong Kong.