Justice James Spigelman has said the scope of judicial powers was defined by its role to maintain “the institutional integrity of the executive and the legislature”. Photo: Getty Images Justice James Spigelman has said the scope of judicial powers was defined by its role to maintain “the institutional integrity of the executive and the legislature”. Photo: Getty Images
Justice James Spigelman has said the scope of judicial powers was defined by its role to maintain “the institutional integrity of the executive and the legislature”. Photo: Getty Images

Veteran Australian judge James Spigelman resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law

  • Justice James Spigelman, who took up the role in 2013, steps down two years ahead of schedule
  • More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
Justice James Spigelman has said the scope of judicial powers was defined by its role to maintain “the institutional integrity of the executive and the legislature”. Photo: Getty Images Justice James Spigelman has said the scope of judicial powers was defined by its role to maintain “the institutional integrity of the executive and the legislature”. Photo: Getty Images
Justice James Spigelman has said the scope of judicial powers was defined by its role to maintain “the institutional integrity of the executive and the legislature”. Photo: Getty Images
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