Does Hong Kongs government hold power over the legislative and judicial branches? Justice departments court appeal on anti-mask law suggests so
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Hong Kongs justice department has told the courts that the city has always been executive-led on constitutional matters instead of being governed by the principle of a pure separation of powers, fuelling an ongoing legal debate on the validity of the anti-mask law.The argument, presented in a 30-page paper by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and submitted to the Court of Appeal, suggested the administration had more power than commonly thought, with implications on judicial oversight and