Wan Chai double murder case could test HK’s strict court reporting laws

Nov 21, 2014

by Doreen Weisenhaus with contributions by Rick Glofcheski and Yan Mei Ning (Expanded Second Edition, Hong Kong University Press 2014)

18lt1dA recent double murder case may prove to be an important test of Hong Kong’s restrictive laws on what can or cannot be reported on in a pending court case in the internet age. “Hong Kong inherited the UK’s more restrictive approach,” Doreen Weisenhaus told The South China Morning Post in a November 4, 2014 article.  “The presumption is that too much public information about the case would jeopardise a defendant’s right to a fair trial…”

Hong Kong and international media have covered this case extensively.