Tag: Extradition agreement

12th Aug 2020

Hong Kong halts extradition arrangements with France and Germany

Hong Kong announced on Wednesday 12 August that it had suspended extradition arrangements with France and Germany. The announcement comes in the wake of corresponding announcements by the two European Member States in response to the imposition by China of controversial national security legislation on the region. Germany announced the suspension of extradition to Hong […]

4th Aug 2020

China suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty with New Zealand

In the latest move in the ongoing global diplomatic saga surrounding China’s new national security law in Hong Kong, China has suspended extradition from Hong Kong to New Zealand. New Zealand had already suspended extradition to the region following similar moves by the UK, Canada, Australia and Germany. China has criticised the reaction of western […]

4th Aug 2020

France will not ratify Hong Kong extradition treaty

The French Foreign Ministry announced in a statement released yesterday, 3 August, that it will not proceed with the ratification of the extradition agreement between France and Hong Kong, signed on 4 May 2017. The decision was taken in response to the imposition by Beijing of the controversial national security law on the region, which […]

31st Jul 2020

Germany suspends extradition arrangements with Hong Kong

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced on Friday 31 July that his country had suspended extradition arrangements with Hong Kong. The decision was taken in response to the decision to postpone the upcoming Hong Kong election. It is also the latest in a string of international and diplomatic reactions to the imposition of the controversial […]

29th Jul 2020

China retaliates in Hong Kong extradition row

Following the announcement by New Zealand’s Foreign Minister that the country was the latest to suspend extradition arrangements with Hong Kong, China responded in kind announcing the suspension of Hong Kong’s extradition treaties with the UK, Canada and Australia. It reserved the right to suspend arrangements with New Zealand. The largely symbolic move comes as […]

29th Jul 2020

New Zealand suspends extradition with Hong Kong

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced yesterday, 28 July, the suspension of extradition arrangements with Hong Kong. New Zealand is the last of the ‘Five Eyes’ allies to take action in response to the passing of a controversial Chinese national security law. In his statement, the Foreign Minister said that the new law meant […]

21st Jul 2020

UK suspends extradition treaty and arms sales with Hong Kong

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced yesterday in Parliament that the UK would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong with immediate and indefinite effect. Mr Raab further confirmed that the UK would extend its longstanding arms embargo with China to Hong Kong. The move is the latest in a string of international responses to […]

10th Jul 2020

Australia Suspends Extradition Agreement with Hong Kong

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday 9 July that Australia would be suspending its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in response to China’s imposition of a new national security law in the region. He also announced that Hong Kong residents currently in Australia on temporary work or student visas would be offered the […]

7th Jul 2020

UK to review extradition agreement with Hong Kong

Downing Street has confirmed its plan to review the UK’s extradition arrangements with Hong Kong in light of the passing of the controversial Hong Kong national security law on 30 June 2020, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said amounted to a “clear and serious breach” of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The new law gives […]

4th Sep 2019

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced today her intention to formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill that sparked three months of unrest in the city. The extradition bill was first announced in April and would have introduced a case-by-case model allowing for the extradition of suspects to any jurisdiction with which Hong Kong […]

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