The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress may announce the interpretation of the "Hong Kong National Security Law" as soon as tomorrow. Leung Mei-fen, a member of the Basic Law Committee, pointed out that this interpretation is not for individual cases, but involves the entire system of safeguarding national security and enriching Hong Kong's laws to safeguard national security system.
Next Media Li Zhiying was approved by the court to hire Tim Owen, Queen’s Counsel of the United Kingdom, to defend the national security case. After the government’s final appeal failed, it suggested to the central government to submit the law to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for interpretation.
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress started a four-day meeting in Beijing on the 27th, and Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, was entrusted by the State Council to explain the motion on the proposed interpretation of the relevant provisions of the "Hong Kong National Security Law" at the first meeting.
As the meeting ends tomorrow, it is expected that an announcement may be made on the interpretation of the law.
In an interview with Phoenix.com, Liang Meifen pointed out that the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has the right to interpret the Basic Law and the Hong Kong National Security Law. The National Security Law is a national law implemented in Hong Kong through Annex III of the Basic Law, so the original intention of the legislation must be considered. , How to better protect Hong Kong's major public interests, and national security is one of the most important public interests.
Leung Mei Fen: Interpreting the Law is Necessary, Important and Urgent
She believes that the central government has conducted sufficient research on the interpretation of the law, and believes that the interpretation of the law is necessary, important and urgent.
She also pointed out that the criticism of the current interpretation of the law is unreasonable, emphasizing that it must be clearly pointed out that the interpretation of the law by the National People's Congress is an important part of the rule of law in Hong Kong. Fully reflect the original intention of the National Security Law as a supplement and enrich the legal system.
She emphasized that the interpretation of the law this time involves whether overseas lawyers can handle cases involving the National Security Law, but it is not for a single case, but for the entire system related to safeguarding national security.
She believes that the interpretation will help Hong Kong and the international community to have a better understanding of the National Security Law.
Multi-channel｜Referring to the National People's Congress to interpret the law is a normal legal procedure of "one country, two systems" The Li Zhiying case︱Xia Baolong explained to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress that the proposed law interpretation bill Li Jiachao thanked the central government for the Li Zhiying case｜Lu Wenduan: Interpreting the law requires a comprehensive review of the implementation of the National Security Law Zhiying Case︱Tam Yaozong: Respect and understand Lie Hsien-lun’s point of view, if there is no other way, "interpretation" is feasible