Justice Centre Hong Kong provided submissions to the Electoral Affairs Commission (EAC) ‘s consultation on the Proposed Guidelines for the upcoming Legislative Council election.
We invite the EAC to consider whether the Proposed Guidelines comply with international human rights recommendations and standards, including recommendations Hong Kong received in the Universal Periodic Review in November 2018.
We specifically ask the EAC to consider:
– Whether the non-mandatory Confirmation Form constitute screening based on political opinions; and
– Alternative ways of managing the number of people observing the counting of votes to ensure the fairness and transparency of the election.
Read our submission in full here.