National People’s Congress, National Security Law for Hong Kong SAR, June 30, 2020

This is the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” that went into effect on June 30, 2020.

June 30, 2020
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Introduction:

Promulgation of National Law 2020

WHEREAS  Article  18  of   the  Basic  Law  of   the  Hong  Kong  Special  Administrative Region of  the People’s Republic of  China provides that the  national  laws  listed  in  Annex  III  to  the  Basic  Law  shall  be  applied  locally  by  way  of   promulgation  or  legislation  by  the  Region  and  that  the Standing Committee of  the National People’s Congress may add to or   delete   from   the   list   of    laws   in   Annex   III   after   consulting   its   Committee    for    the    Basic    Law    of     the    Hong    Kong    Special    Administrative Region and the government of  the Region.

AND  WHEREAS  at  its  Twentieth  meeting  on  30  June  2020,  the  Standing  Committee  of   the  Thirteenth  National  People’s  Congress,  after  consulting  the  Committee  for  the  Basic  Law  of   the  Hong  Kong  Special Administrative Region and the Government of  the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, decided to add the law titled “《中華人民共和國香港特別行政區維護國家安全法》”* to the list of  national laws   in   Annex   III   to   the   Basic   Law   of    the   Hong   Kong   Special   Administrative Region of  the People’s Republic of  China.

NOW,  THEREFORE,  I,  Carrie  LAM,  the  Chief   Executive  of   the  Hong  Kong  Special  Administrative  Region  give  notice  that  the  law  titled “《中華人民共和國香港特別行政區維護國家安全法》”* as set out in the Schedule applies, from 11 p.m. on 30 June 2020, in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

 

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