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Hong Kong's Legislative Council is illegitimate


As you begin reading this blog you may balk or dismiss its message outright before thinking about whether its claims are valid, warranted and legitimate. Please read our blog The will of the people has been agreed if in doubt. The will of the people of Hong Kong was never in doubt in 1997, and it is not in doubt in 2020 either.


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Since 1 July 1997 ALL Hong Kong's (HK) Legislative Councils (LegCo) have been illegitimate because they are not formed nor operating correctly under International Law including United Nations ICCPR and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Since LegCo holds the HK government's purse strings this also means that no funds can be provided from the public purse to fund the government's budget.


This in effect means there is NO legal HK government - which means that nobody is obliged to pay duties or taxes! In addition because China is in breach of the Joint Declaration there is no legal HK government anyway!


To correct this the current LegCo must be disbanded and reformed before it can sit again. Remove ALL Functional Constituency seats and hold legal universal and equal suffrage elections based ONLY on Geographic Constituencies.


Hong Kong's (HK) District Councils are currently the ONLY "periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage" in Hong Kong. Therefore only the District Councils are in a legitimate position to meet and perform their roles and responsibilities.


O F N O T E :


ICCPR article 1 "All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."


ICCPR Article 1 has not been legislated in Hong Kong.


United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 21

"1. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.

2. Everyone has the right to equal access to public service in his country.

3. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures."


In LegCo there are Geographic Constituency and Functional Constituency seats; the latter are given to blocks of voters such as real estate developers, doctors, etc.


Unacceptably the ruling minority of HK elites control the Legislative Council (LegCo) by using Functional Constituency seats so they have more than one vote!


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The only way forwards is to disband the current illegitimate LegCo, remove Functional Constituency seats and hold legal universal and equal suffrage elections for a new LegCo based solely on Geographic Constituencies.


Pepe.




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