Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Oath of Office

  • Legal Limits on Beijing’s Powers of Interpretation?

    [Cross-posted from HKU Legal Scholarship Blog. The original post, published on November, 3, 2016, appears here.] –Cora Chan, Hong Kong University There are speculations that Beijing’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) will issue an interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law to bar two legislators-elect in Hong Kong from taking office.

  • The Crisis of Judicial Independence in Hong Kong

    —Wilson Yuen, MA (University of Chicago, ’16), JD (The University of Hong Kong, ’12), BA (University of California, Los Angeles ’10) In the 2016 Legislative Council (LegCo) General Election, Youngspiration, one of the political parties founded after the 2014 “umbrella revolution,” managed to send Mr.