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What is Hong Kong “surrendering”?
A closer look at the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance

Hectar Pun SC
Anson Wong Yu Yat
Denis Chang’s Chambers

Recent proposals to change Hong Kong’s extradition laws have generated a great deal of public discussion and concern. In this lecture, the speakers will reflect on the current controversy by (1) briefly introducing the existing mechanism on surrender of fugitive offenders; (2) discussing the implications of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019; and (3) exploring alternatives to the amendments currently proposed by the HKSAR Government. FULL DETAILS