Recently, a number of Legislative Council members were accused by the police of interfering with the operation of the Legislative Council under the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges ) Ordinance . The passage of the Privileges Act in 1985 was a milestone in the empowerment of the Legislative Council. However, during its deliberation, many difficulties were encountered and a lot of controversy arose.
The internal discussions in the UK back then to lift the blockade today can provide great inspiration for the abuse of the privilege law today. Tam Wai-chu, who photo background removing was still pro-British at the time, led the draft committee responsible for drafting the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Bill, intending to establish the future status of the Legislative Council and safeguard the independence of Hong Kong after 1997. However, due to the crime of defamatory contempt in the provisions, especially the prohibition of insulting (insult) Members of Parliament and other words in Section 2 of Article 19, the Bar Association, the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association have strongly criticized the Ordinance There is a risk of infringement of freedom of speech and the press.
As public opinion alarmed London, Hong Kong and Britain finally responded to the demand and deleted the relevant defamatory contempt clauses. The British side also indicated that Hong Kong and Britain need to absorb more independent experience and lessons. lessons of growing autonomy). Therefore, the Privilege Law not only empowered the Legislative Council itself, but also taught an important lesson in the legislative process of Hong Kong's progress towards independence. 126449991_3595292537233460_4382281665637 Image provided by author The British side and the British Hong Kong government subsequently conducted a post-match review. In addition to analyzing the reasons for the strong opposition from the public, including the Hong Kong British erroneously expected public reaction and lack of political sense, they also raised a forward-looking concern