Will the national security law provoke an exodus of foreign judges from Hong Kong?
- The resignation of an Australian non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal has sparked fears that other senior judges from overseas could follow suit. Were this to happen, the court could draw on a list of retired Hong Kong judges
Grenville Cross SC is a criminal justice analyst, a barrister (Queen’s counsel and senior counsel), and vice-chairman of the senate of the International Association of Prosecutors. He is sentencing editor of Hong Kong Cases and Archbold Hong Kong, and co-author of Sentencing in Hong Kong. He was the director of public prosecutions from 1997 to 2009.