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Hong Kong suspends mutual legal assistance in criminal matters between Canada, Australia and UK

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 28, 2020
In accordance with the instruction of the Central People's Government (CPG), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has issued notices to Canada Consulate, Australia Consulate and the UK Consulate respectively to suspend the implementation of the Agreement between the HKSAR Government and the Government of Canada on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (MLA), the Agreement between the Government of Hong Kong and the Government of Australia Concerning MLA and the Agreement between the HKSAR Government and the Government of the United Kingdom (UK) Concerning MLA.
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All along, with the authorisation and assistance of the CPG, the HKSAR Government has conducted close and effective law enforcement co operation with Canada, Australia and the UK under the legal framework of SFO and MLA agreements based on the principle of mutual assistance and reciprocity.

Topics: Hong Kong Canada Australia UK

Notwithstanding the suspension of the Agreement between the HKSAR Government and the Government of Canada on MLA, the Agreement between the Government of Hong Kong and the Government of Australia Concerning MLA and the Agreement between the HKSAR Government and the Government of the UK Concerning MLA, the HKSAR has established a comprehensive co operation regime for the surrender of fugitives and mutual legal assistance.

The HKSAR Government will, as always, uphold the principle of mutual assistance and reciprocity, and carry out law enforcement co-operation with other members of the international community in accordance with the law.


 

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