Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (left), Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma (centre) and Philip Dykes, chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, attend the ceremonial opening of legal year at City Hall in Central on January 13. Photo: Sam Tsang Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (left), Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma (centre) and Philip Dykes, chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, attend the ceremonial opening of legal year at City Hall in Central on January 13. Photo: Sam Tsang
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (left), Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma (centre) and Philip Dykes, chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, attend the ceremonial opening of legal year at City Hall in Central on January 13. Photo: Sam Tsang
Edward Yang Liu
Opinion

Opinion

Edward Yang Liu

Hong Kong does not need separation of powers to maintain judicial independence

  • While any suggestion that Hong Kong’s political system lacks separation of powers raises anxieties about the independence of the judiciary, the latter is explicitly provided for in the Basic Law along with other checks and balances

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (left), Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma (centre) and Philip Dykes, chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, attend the ceremonial opening of legal year at City Hall in Central on January 13. Photo: Sam Tsang Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (left), Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma (centre) and Philip Dykes, chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, attend the ceremonial opening of legal year at City Hall in Central on January 13. Photo: Sam Tsang
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng (left), Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Geoffrey Ma (centre) and Philip Dykes, chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, attend the ceremonial opening of legal year at City Hall in Central on January 13. Photo: Sam Tsang
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