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Article: Prisoners' right to vote in Hong Kong: A human rights perspective

TitlePrisoners' right to vote in Hong Kong: A human rights perspective
Authors
KeywordsCriminal Disinfranchisement
Hong Kong
Human Rights
Law
Prisoners
The Right To Vote
Issue Date2007
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.brill.nl/m_catalogue_sub6_id8612.htm
Citation
Asian Journal Of Social Science, 2007, v. 35 n. 2, p. 179-194 How to Cite?
AbstractAccording to Article 26 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, permanent residents shall have the right to vote and the right to stand for election in accordance with the law. In the eyes of the public, voting is a fundamental right of democracy and promotes citizen participation in choosing the people to represent them in the political system. It is true to say that, 'an inclusive democracy values all of its citizens' (Right to Vote, 2005). However, does every citizen who is above 18 years old have the right to vote in Hong Kong? While prisoners are deprived the right to vote in Hong Kong, other jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada currently practise criminal disenfranchisement in more limited ways. To fill the gap, this paper aims to examine whether laws should be reviewed and amended to remove the barrier to voting faced by the prisoner in Hong Kong. It argues that Hong Kong should grant the right of prisoners to vote through examining relevant laws and several landmark court cases. © 2007 Brill Academic Publishers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172170
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.062
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.122
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dc.contributor.authorChui, WHen_US
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dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.citationAsian Journal Of Social Science, 2007, v. 35 n. 2, p. 179-194en_US
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dc.description.abstractAccording to Article 26 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, permanent residents shall have the right to vote and the right to stand for election in accordance with the law. In the eyes of the public, voting is a fundamental right of democracy and promotes citizen participation in choosing the people to represent them in the political system. It is true to say that, 'an inclusive democracy values all of its citizens' (Right to Vote, 2005). However, does every citizen who is above 18 years old have the right to vote in Hong Kong? While prisoners are deprived the right to vote in Hong Kong, other jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada currently practise criminal disenfranchisement in more limited ways. To fill the gap, this paper aims to examine whether laws should be reviewed and amended to remove the barrier to voting faced by the prisoner in Hong Kong. It argues that Hong Kong should grant the right of prisoners to vote through examining relevant laws and several landmark court cases. © 2007 Brill Academic Publishers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.brill.nl/m_catalogue_sub6_id8612.htmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Journal of Social Scienceen_US
dc.subjectCriminal Disinfranchisementen_US
dc.subjectHong Kongen_US
dc.subjectHuman Rightsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectPrisonersen_US
dc.subjectThe Right To Voteen_US
dc.titlePrisoners' right to vote in Hong Kong: A human rights perspectiveen_US
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