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Hong Kong: Freedom of Association

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL15039, tabled on 19 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the protections for freedom of assembly in Hong Kong under (1) Article 27 of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, and (2) Article 17 of Hong Kong’s Bill of Rights, as a consequence of the Sino-British Joint Declaration 1984; what assessment they have made of the extent to which freedom of assembly in Hong Kong has been infringed during the last two years; and what sanctions they intend to impose on (a) the government of China, and (b) individuals acting on behalf of the government of China, as a consequence of any such infringements.

Answered on

29 April 2021

It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. The Minister will write directly to the Member with a response shortly.