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Alvin Lum
Political journalist for , specialising in Hong Kong's political and justice system. DM open. Email: alvinlum (at)
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Susan Davis 4h
BREAKING NEWS from : Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at age 87 from complications of cancer.   In a statement dictated to her granddaughter Clara Spera days before her death, she said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.”
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Alejandro Alvarez 3h
: People are gathering outside the Supreme Court on news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, with the flag here already down to half-mast and a growing collection of candles and flowers laid out on the steps in memory of the late justice.
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Alvin Lum 4h
RBG...RIP. She’s forever an inspiration.
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UN Human Rights 18h
We urge Chinese authorities to ensure due process rights to group of 12 Hong Kongers arrested at sea, including swift access to legal representation of their choosing.
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Alvin Lum 16h
Bar chairman Philip Dykes said he believed other foreign judges will decide whether to serve on CFA based on their "judicial conscious". He does hope the judges will stay to "do their best to construe the NSL within the existing rights and freedom".
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眾新聞 Citizen News 17h
楊健興:終院法官以腳投票 國安立法震散司法 特首林鄭月娥日前撤銷終審法院外籍非常任法官施覺民的委任,但所謂撤銷,只是技術上的說法,事實是,施覺民提早2年「劈炮」,他沒有解釋原因,但根據澳洲廣播公司記者 表示,施覺民確認與國安法有關,可說是投不信任票。
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Alvin Lum 18h
Replying to @UKSupremeCourt
said it "will continue to assess the position in Hong Kong as it develops, in discussion with the UK Government.”
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Alvin Lum 19h
Replying to @alvinllum
French NPJ replied ABC that he's not resigning from the CFA, as he paid tribute to the chief justice and local judges in maintaining judicial independence.
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Alvin Lum 19h
Following former DPP Grenville Cross' suggestion that Hong Kong police deserved to a Nobel Prize, radical pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho and Sergeant Lau Chak-kei pushed for online petition for the nomination, plus getting police nominated for CCTV's "Touching China" award...
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Alvin Lum 19h
Replying to @alvinllum
Since 1997, there are eight Australian judges served as NPJ. In 2016, Joseph Fok PJ gave a speech highlighting their contributions (Justice Robert French appointed one year afterwards).
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Alvin Lum 20h
Replying to @alvinllum
In 2016, Spigelman spoke of the contribution of the non-permanent judges sitting at the CFA. He told Hong Kong Lawyers at the time that the NPJ's presence "is seen as a clear manifestation of the rule of law under the One Country, Two Systems regime" .
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Alvin Lum 21h
Replying to @hkcnews_com
Spigelman has resigned on Sep 2, according to the Chief Executive’s office said in reply to . That will mean it happened days after CE Carrie Lam mentioned HK doesn’t practise separation of power..
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Alvin Lum 21h
Breaking. A foreign judge resigned because of NSL. His original term is until July 2022.
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Alvin Lum Sep 17
Just in: Rebecca Chan Hoi-yan officially lost her seat in Legco, after the Court of Final Appeal denied her appeal application against previous election petition, which ruled in favour of pro-democracy candidate Lau Siu-lai.
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Alvin Lum Sep 17
JUST IN: DOJ has appealed against court's earlier decision to acquit in relation of alleged criminal intimidation of a reporter from Oriental Daily newspaper, per .
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Alvin Lum Sep 17
Replying to @alvinllum
Hackers allegedly hacked & intercepted a "popular encrypted communications platform" that operates in the US, Europe, Asia. Allegedly, the accused extracted over 4million queries with links to telephone numbers over the year, which could be how they got to the HK activists.
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Alvin Lum Sep 17
Replying to @alvinllum
Not entirely clear about the hackers' motive or what's personal particulars been obtained. But the particulars of the five pro-democracy activists were allegedly depicted on a chart with link to various entities with "solid lines and some with dotted lines".
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Alvin Lum Sep 17
Thread- According to US DOJ's indictment, victim of Chinese hackers includes: ∙one incumbent lawmaker ∙one former lawmaker ∙one founding member of ∙one person associated with independence movement ∙one pro-democracy activist wanted by police under NSL
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Jonathan Cheng Sep 16
In move that appears expressly designed to anger you-know-who, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations sits down for a pleasant al fresco lunch on the sidewalks of the Upper East Side with Taiwan’s top official in New York.
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Alvin Lum Sep 16
ICYMI: Jorge Neto Valente, head of Macau Lawyers Association expressed concern to over 12 detainees in Shenzhen, where he said everyone should be entitled to legal representation, and should be guaranteed a "fair and civilised treatment".
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