03 Sep 2020

Hong Kong’s National Security Law (“NSL”)


The NSL became law at 11 pm on 30 June 2020 on the Chief Executive signing the law’s promulgation. The NSL is both a PRC national and Hong Kong regional law.

By virtue of its insertion into Annex III of the Basic Law (“BL”), Article 18 of the BL1  was satisfied allowing the national parts of the law to apply within the HKSAR.

Some comments on the NSL are made at the end of this note, in summary: it is early days and there is a lot of uncertainty about what is going to happen.

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