Saturday, November 8, 2014

Davis on why Occupy not undermining rule of law

"Occupy protests breaking law, but not undermining Hong Kong's rule of law"
South China Morning Post
8 November 2014
Michael Davis
A small group of lawyers has added to the chorus of establishment figures denouncing the Occupy movement as undermining the rule of law. Are they right?
     As the protests stretch well into their second month, we are hearing increasing calls for them to end. Some of these are calls of prudence, suggesting withdrawal and alternative strategies to promote the protesters' cause. On the other side, officials and now a small group of establishment lawyers have accused protesters engaged in civil disobedience of undermining the rule of law.
     Do protesters using civil disobedience to promote democracy and better secure Hong Kong's core values pose the risks to the rule of law that officials and pro-government lawyers claim?  Click here to read the full article.

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