There will be no foreign judge present when the Court of Final Appeal hears its first national security law case next week. Photo: Warton Li
There will be no foreign judge present when the Court of Final Appeal hears its first national security law case next week. Photo: Warton Li

No foreign judges will hear the first national security law case before Hong Kong’s top court

  • The case centres on a lower court’s decision to grant bail to media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who was accused of collusion under the security law
  • Court of Final Appeal panels without a foreign judge are practically unheard of, with 690 out of 700 cases heard since the handover including at least one

There will be no foreign judge present when the Court of Final Appeal hears its first national security law case next week. Photo: Warton Li
There will be no foreign judge present when the Court of Final Appeal hears its first national security law case next week. Photo: Warton Li
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