A judge has faced backlash over the jailing of seven police officers. Photo: Nora Tam A judge has faced backlash over the jailing of seven police officers. Photo: Nora Tam
A judge has faced backlash over the jailing of seven police officers. Photo: Nora Tam
Grenville Cross
Opinion

Opinion

Grenville Cross

Judicial safety: a necessity, not a luxury

In the wake of the criticism faced by a Hong Kong judge who jailed seven police officers for the assault of activist Ken Tsang, Grenville Cross SC outlines the importance of judicial safety in Hong Kong

A judge has faced backlash over the jailing of seven police officers. Photo: Nora Tam A judge has faced backlash over the jailing of seven police officers. Photo: Nora Tam
A judge has faced backlash over the jailing of seven police officers. Photo: Nora Tam
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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.