Decisions by Robert Reed, president of the British Supreme Court, and his deputy, Patrick Hodge, to continue as non-permanent judges on Hong Kong’s top court, will encourage other judges to stay. Photo: Handout
Decisions by Robert Reed, president of the British Supreme Court, and his deputy, Patrick Hodge, to continue as non-permanent judges on Hong Kong’s top court, will encourage other judges to stay. Photo: Handout
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Crucial that overseas judges are able to put faith in Hong Kong’s legal system

  • But whether they stay long term depends on the judiciary being seen to be independent and the rule of law – including the protection of human rights – observed

Decisions by Robert Reed, president of the British Supreme Court, and his deputy, Patrick Hodge, to continue as non-permanent judges on Hong Kong’s top court, will encourage other judges to stay. Photo: Handout
Decisions by Robert Reed, president of the British Supreme Court, and his deputy, Patrick Hodge, to continue as non-permanent judges on Hong Kong’s top court, will encourage other judges to stay. Photo: Handout
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