New Chief Justice Andrew Cheung attends the ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, at the Court of Final Appeal, on January 11, 2021. Photo: Now TV New Chief Justice Andrew Cheung attends the ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, at the Court of Final Appeal, on January 11, 2021. Photo: Now TV
New Chief Justice Andrew Cheung attends the ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, at the Court of Final Appeal, on January 11, 2021. Photo: Now TV
Jerome A. Cohen
Opinion

Opinion

Jerome A. Cohen

How long can Hong Kong courts resist the pressure to act more like those on the mainland?

  • Hong Kong’s courts are still clinging to their commitment to the rule of law and their role in assuring protection of individual rights against arbitrary state action, but the future is bleak

New Chief Justice Andrew Cheung attends the ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, at the Court of Final Appeal, on January 11, 2021. Photo: Now TV New Chief Justice Andrew Cheung attends the ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, at the Court of Final Appeal, on January 11, 2021. Photo: Now TV
New Chief Justice Andrew Cheung attends the ceremony to mark the opening of the legal year, at the Court of Final Appeal, on January 11, 2021. Photo: Now TV
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Jerome A. Cohen

Jerome A. Cohen

Jerome A. Cohen is a law professor at New York University, faculty director of its US-Asia Law Institute and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.