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Hong Kong’s Witness Protection Programme

Geographic relevance: China

Language: Inglés

Data type: Legal citations

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The programme is implemented at police stations by the Witness Protection Unit at the Independent Commission against Corruption ICAC to guarantee the protection of persons whose personal safety or well-being may be at risk as a result of them being witnesses.

The legislation first defines the criteria for admission to the programme, provides authorisation to law enforcement authorities to take necessary and reasonable action to protect the safety of witnesses who have been assessed or are being assessed for admission to the programme and  establishes, among other measures, penalties for the disclosure of information about the identity and location of a witness who is or has been a participant in the programme or information that may compromise his or her security.

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