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Blue bill on national security presented to Legco; Interview with the new chairman of the Bar Association (27 Feb 2003)

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In a week taken up with high-profile government announcements, the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill goes before Legco for the first time. However, those for and against the proposed legislation are still at odds over the final wording of the law. Protests are held both inside and outside the council chamber on Wednesday by the Democratic camp, but they fail to halt the first and second readings of the blue bill. In a studio discussion with presenter, Janine Graham, the new chairman of the Bar Association, Edward Chan, gives his views on the proposed national security laws. And in particular, whether a provision for "closed-door court hearings" for appeals brought by organisations proscribed by the Secretary for Security is too excessive.

Program: 
A Week In Politics
Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2003
Station: 
RTHK
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