Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma attends the opening ceremony of the legal year. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong’s chief justice sets up task force to speed up protest cases but hits back at critics who accuse courts of being slow

  • Panel will study how courts can cope with increased volume of cases brought about by unrest, Geoffrey Ma reveals
  • Ma sees the need to step up courts’ ability to deal with cases quickly, after protests which have led to 6,956 arrests and 1,051 prosecutions
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Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma attends the opening ceremony of the legal year. Photo: Robert Ng
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum

Alvin Lum is an award-winning political journalist specialising in Hong Kong politics and the city's justice system. Previously, he worked for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and Citizen News.