Chief Executive Lee Ka-chao said yesterday (24th) that the central government will soon make a decision on the interpretation of the law.
Tan Huizhu, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee, who is preparing to attend the meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in Beijing, said today (25th) that if there is a new agenda, she will have the opportunity to receive the draft tomorrow at the earliest.
Tan Huizhu said that for the time being, no items related to law interpretation have been added to the agenda, but I believe it will be known soon. If there is a new agenda, there will be a chance to receive the draft tomorrow as soon as possible. Since it is confidential information, no announcement will be made.
She also pointed out that whether to increase the agenda will be decided by the chairman meeting of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. If there is an increase, the content of the relevant items will be explained and explained in the Standing Committee.
At the end of last month, Chief Executive Li Jiachao asked the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to interpret the law to clarify whether lawyers or barristers who do not have full local professional qualifications can participate in national security cases.
In this regard, Tan Huizhu believes that the central government attaches great importance to the relevant submissions and has expressed support through the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office and the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government.
In response to the Department of Justice's opposition to Next Media's founder Jimmy Lai, the court approved the appointment of British Queen's Counsel Tim Owen to defend the "National Security Law" case, and the Court of Final Appeal rejected the Department of Justice's application for permission to appeal. It is suggested that the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress should make an interpretation based on the "Hong Kong National Security Law" to clarify the original intention and purpose of the legislation, and whether overseas lawyers or barristers who do not have full local professional qualifications can participate in handling cases that endanger national security in any form.
▼On November 28, Chief Executive Li Jiachao announced to submit a report to the central government, suggesting that the Lai Zhiying case should be interpreted▼
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