A statue of Lady Justice sits on top of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong’s Central district. The fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 35 of the Basic Law include access to the courts and the right to institute legal proceedings against the acts of the executive authorities. Photo: EPA-EFE
A statue of Lady Justice sits on top of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong’s Central district. The fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 35 of the Basic Law include access to the courts and the right to institute legal proceedings against the acts of the executive authorities. Photo: EPA-EFE

Letters | Reasoned decisions on judicial review applications are an aspect of natural justice

  • It is wrong to criticise a judge for giving a reasoned decision on the main points raised by an applicant
  • These decisions demonstrate to everyone the fair and proper application of Article 35 of the Basic Law, the limits of judicial review and the independence of the judiciary

A statue of Lady Justice sits on top of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong’s Central district. The fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 35 of the Basic Law include access to the courts and the right to institute legal proceedings against the acts of the executive authorities. Photo: EPA-EFE
A statue of Lady Justice sits on top of the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong’s Central district. The fundamental rights guaranteed by Article 35 of the Basic Law include access to the courts and the right to institute legal proceedings against the acts of the executive authorities. Photo: EPA-EFE
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