My Take by Cliff Buddle
Absence of a foreign judge for Jimmy Lai case raises questions
- Overseas jurists are an important part of the Hong Kong’s legal system. Yet only locals will be on the bench when the top court first considers the National Security Law
A journalist for more than 30 years, Cliff Buddle began his career as a court reporter in London and moved to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the Post. Specialising in court reporting and legal affairs, he has held a variety of editorial positions, including Deputy Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief. He is a regular columnist.