(Hong Kong/Public Face-Coverings) Hong Kong’s Highest Court Upholds Ban On Face-Coverings (Samuel Pitchford and Cheuk Yip, Human Rights Pulse)

The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) has upheld a controversial ban on public face-coverings. The ban was brought in following months of protest against a bill which would have allowed the extradition of criminal suspects to China. It was suspended by the High Court before being partly restored on appeal. Now, the CFA has restored the whole ban and approved the colonial emergency law used to issue it. The ruling is another blow to the financial hub’s democracy movement.