Mr Justice Patrick Hodge, deputy president of the UK’s Supreme Court, was appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Monday. Photo: Handout Mr Justice Patrick Hodge, deputy president of the UK’s Supreme Court, was appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Monday. Photo: Handout
Mr Justice Patrick Hodge, deputy president of the UK’s Supreme Court, was appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Monday. Photo: Handout

National security law: appointment of Scottish judge to Hong Kong’s top court ‘not linked’ to Australian’s exit: Lam

  • The recommendation process could not even have been completed in the short span following Justice Spigelman’s resignation, chief executive says
  • The jurist’s departure two years ahead of schedule over issues tied to security law prompted concerns over the city’s judicial independence

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Mr Justice Patrick Hodge, deputy president of the UK’s Supreme Court, was appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Monday. Photo: Handout Mr Justice Patrick Hodge, deputy president of the UK’s Supreme Court, was appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Monday. Photo: Handout
Mr Justice Patrick Hodge, deputy president of the UK’s Supreme Court, was appointed to Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal on Monday. Photo: Handout
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