fredag 20. november 2020

Hong Kong Police Breaking Rights Law With Complaints System, Lack of ID: Court

Hong Kong's High Court ruled on Thursday that the city's police force is in breach of human rights protections by refusing to allow an independent body to examine complaints against officers. Judge Anderson Chow found that the city government has a duty under the Bill of Rights to ensure an independent mechanism for hearing complaints against the police, under a clause aimed at preventing torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

He told a judicial review hearing brought by the Hong Kong Journalists' Association (HKJA) that the existing Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) and the police's own complaints department (CAPO) were inadequate to meet the requirements of the law.