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LegCo amendment lawful

June 24, 2011
The Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill 2011 complies with Articles 26 and 68 of the Basic Law and Article 21(b) of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights.
Responding to media enquiries today, the Department of Justice said it has been providing legal advice to the Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Bureau to ensure the proposed replacement mechanism is consistent with Hong Kong's constitutional framework.
It said while the issue is complex, careful and thorough examination of the proposal shows it is consistent with the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights.
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