Andrew Li

Andrew Li

The Honourable Andrew Li Kwok-nang served as the first chief justice of the Hong Kong SAR for 13 years until 2010. A graduate of Cambridge University, he had practised at the Hong Kong Bar and had served on the Executive Council and as chairman of the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee (now known as the University Grants Committee). He has received numerous honours and awards, including the GBM and 13 honorary degrees, from Tsinghua, Oxford and others. He is also an honorary professor of various law schools.

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Opinion | A commission of inquiry into police conduct can help Hong Kong’s healing process – an amnesty for protesters cannot

An open inquiry would be the most effective way to ascertain the truth, and the process will have a therapeutic effect on society. Carrie Lam, meanwhile, must speak up more for Hongkongers, while all officials should remember they are public servants.

9 Jul 2019 - 4:29AM

An open inquiry would be the most effective way to ascertain the truth, and the process will have a therapeutic effect on society. Carrie Lam, meanwhile, must speak up more for Hongkongers, while all officials should remember they are public servants.

A commission of inquiry into police conduct can help Hong Kong’s healing process – an amnesty for protesters cannot
Opinion | Hong Kong’s young lawyers have a duty to uphold the rule of law, while keeping pace with changing times

Law school graduates must develop a strong sense of responsibility and the capacity for lifelong learning.

30 Nov 2018 - 5:23PM

Law school graduates must develop a strong sense of responsibility and the capacity for lifelong learning.

Hong Kong’s young lawyers have a duty to uphold the rule of law, while keeping pace with changing times
Why a focus on proper procedure is essential to Hong Kong’s rule of law
Hong Kong's judicial independence is here to stay - as long as 'one country' and 'two systems' are both fully recognised
Under rule of law, an independent judiciary answers to no political masters

The community is expecting anxiously the determination of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the method of electing the chief executive in 2017. When it is made, the process of political reform will advance to a further stage.

14 Nov 2016 - 3:46PM

The community is expecting anxiously the determination of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on the method of electing the chief executive in 2017. When it is made, the process of political reform will advance to a further stage.

Under rule of law, an independent judiciary answers to no political masters
Law school graduates carry the nation's hopes for rule of law