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Mark Summers QC authors key observation report on Hong Kong’s proposed extradition Bill

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Mark Summers QC
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Extradition and Mutual Assistance

Mark Summers QC authors key observation report on Hong Kong’s proposed extradition Bill on behalf of the Bar Human Rights Committee.

The observation report highlights concerns (both in Hong Kong and internationally) about the proposed amendments and the comparison being drawn to the UK’s extradition system. The report states that the proposed amendments “fundamentally imperil the operation of the rule of law” and that they fail to adequately protect human rights.

The report was adopted by a range of organisations, including the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum, the International Forum of Extradition Specialists and Fair Trials.

The Hong Kong government suspended the controversial Bill on 15 June; immediately after the report’s publication on 14 June.