Kemal Bokhary

Kemal Bokhary is the former permanent judge of Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal. Bokhary qualified as a barrister in the United Kingdom at 23 but returned to work in Hong Kong, where he was born. He has served as one of the four permanent judges in the Court of Final Appeal since 1997. Bokhary is known for his sense of humour in court. He stepped down on October 24, 2012 – a day before he turned 65.


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PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 1:37am

In a free and open society, controversy is a hallmark

Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, recently retired judge of Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal, on the fierce public debate surrounding judicial rulings


It was great. We had a lot of doughnuts

U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, on a fruitless meeting of the bipartisan "gang of eight" senators seeking a way to avoid America's looming "fiscal cliff"


With [Liu Yunshan] in charge, the control on ideology will only get tougher

Journalist Cheng Yizhong on the top censor's promotion to the Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee



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