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3Novices:Hong Kong lawmaker disqualification ruling ‘opens huge floodgate’, lawyers say

The far-reaching judgment disqualifying four lawmakers from Hong Kong’s legislature strongly leaned on Beijing’s interpretation of the oath-taking rules and has “changed the rules of the game” in the Legislative Council, lawyers said.
In unseating the lawmakers on Friday, Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung extended the scope of the rules governing swearing-in ceremonies to include statements made before and after legislators’ oaths, meaning their pledges could now be…
July 15, 2017 at 05:33AM http://ift.tt/2vmwdWk
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