Carrie Lam says her responsibilities in selecting judges to cover security law cases does not mean she will appoint them in individual proceedings. Photo: Robert Ng
Carrie Lam says her responsibilities in selecting judges to cover security law cases does not mean she will appoint them in individual proceedings. Photo: Robert Ng

National security law: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vows not to hand-pick judges for cases brought under new legislation

  • Lam says she will compile list of judges after consulting chief justice, adding that excluding foreign ones is ‘not realistic’
  • Leader rejects calls to use only Chinese nationals to preside over cases, calling it unrealistic

Carrie Lam says her responsibilities in selecting judges to cover security law cases does not mean she will appoint them in individual proceedings. Photo: Robert Ng
Carrie Lam says her responsibilities in selecting judges to cover security law cases does not mean she will appoint them in individual proceedings. Photo: Robert Ng
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