Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking whether it is appropriate for British judges to continue to sit on Hong Kong’s highest court. Photo: Reuters Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking whether it is appropriate for British judges to continue to sit on Hong Kong’s highest court. Photo: Reuters
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking whether it is appropriate for British judges to continue to sit on Hong Kong’s highest court. Photo: Reuters
Grenville Cross
Opinion

Opinion

Grenville Cross

Why Britain’s foreign secretary is no friend to Hong Kong and the rule of law

  • If Dominic Raab is genuinely concerned about the national security law for Hong Kong, he should be encouraging British judges to remain on the city’s Court of Final Appeal so they can help ensure just outcomes

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking whether it is appropriate for British judges to continue to sit on Hong Kong’s highest court. Photo: Reuters Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking whether it is appropriate for British judges to continue to sit on Hong Kong’s highest court. Photo: Reuters
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is asking whether it is appropriate for British judges to continue to sit on Hong Kong’s highest court. Photo: Reuters
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Grenville Cross

Grenville Cross

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.