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Public Consultation on Prisoners’ Voting Right

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

On 9 February 2009, the Hong Kong Government published the Consultation Document on Prisoners’ Voting Right to seek the public’s views on the policy options on the relaxation of the ban on prisoners’ voting right and the practical arrangements for prisoners and remanded unconvicted persons to vote.

Relating to the relaxation of the ban on prisoners’ voting right, the Government has put forward the following policy options:

(i)  to remove the existing disqualification provision under which the following people will be disqualified for voting:
(ii)  to disqualify prisoners from voting if they are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a sufficiently long period; and
(iii)  to disqualify prisoners from voting if they are serving a sentence of imprisonment for a sufficiently long period while enabling them to resume the right to vote in the last few years of imprisonment. [press release]

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

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Saturday, December 13th, 2008

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唐英年在立法會討論問責制

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

2008 Legislative Council Election Report published

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) Report on the 2008 Legislative Council Election is published today (December 9). The report describes how the EAC conducted and supervised the election, and sets out the detailed arrangements and relevant follow up actions to the election. The report also contains a review of the relevant electoral arrangements in the light of experience and improvement measures for future elections.

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

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高等法院剔除向立法會提出起訴

Friday, November 14th, 2008

高等法院剔除向立法會提出起訴, 指出立法會不能成為答辯人,而立法會秘書署亦沒有法律權力代表香港特別行政區的立法會,不能就原告人的狀書發出送達認收書或抗辯通知書。[HCA 1293/2008]