Speeding Away From Justice: Ex-Nissan CEO flees “rigged Japanese justice system”

Former Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, has fled to Lebanon in an attempt to escape the “rigged Japanese justice system”. The Brazilian-born business tycoon was smuggled out of his home in Japan, in breach of his bail conditions. He has sought refuge in Lebanon due to his Lebanese citizenship and his widespread popularity in the country. Reporters are unsure how he was able to flee the country as his three passports remain in Japan.

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LittleLaw looks at… The Protests in Hong Kong

Since early June there have been protests in Hong Kong in response to a proposed bill which would allow extradition to China for crimes such as murder and rape. Extradition is the act of sending an individual back to the country or state in which a crime was committed. This is especially controversial due to the “special status” of Hong Kong which is a result of the “One Country, Two Systems” framework; a framework which gives Hong Kong an element of autonomy from China. Whilst the bill has now been formally withdrawn, it is unlikely to quell the anger of the protesters.

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