The People of Hong Kong vs. The People’s Republic of China

Hong Kong’s colonial past is still alive in the city’s courtrooms. There, judges are called “my lord” or “my lady,” and barristers stride in black robes and heavy wigs that ripple with thick skeins of horsehair. The scenes connote sobriety, stability, and, for many Hong Kongers, equality before the law — even though they unfold within the People’s Republic of China, where legal proceedings are cloaked in mystery.

法政匯思網誌|無聲仿有聲 – 記黑衣靜默遊行

2016年11月7日,中國全國人大常委會以全票通過了《關於香港特別行政區基本法第一百零四條的解釋》。這是香港回歸以來第五次釋法,亦是人大常委會首次並非在特區政府或法院提請的情況下自行釋法。而這次釋法範圍之寬度及深度,以及其衍生出來的一連串法律及政治問題,都令人擔憂本港的司法獨立、法治、甚至「一國兩制」被侵蝕的程度,已經比想像中遠為嚴重。