Cliff Buddle
Cliff Buddle
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cliff Buddle

Hong Kong must leave judges out of the protest politics and safeguard the independence of its judiciary

  • As more arrests are made amid the continuing unrest and criticism of judges’ decisions begin to roll in, Hong Kong must be reminded of the need to respect the judicial process
  • A repeat of the pressure that judges have had to bear working through the Occupy cases would undermine confidence in the courts

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Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li attends the ceremonial opening of legal year. Photo: Robert Ng
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Hong Kong has no future if independent judiciary is undermined

  • With three months of protests leading to more than 1,300 arrests, it is of paramount importance that the courts be allowed to dispense justice freely and fairly

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Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li attends the ceremonial opening of legal year. Photo: Robert Ng
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