The Court of Final Appeal in Central. Hong Kong judges have come under attack over their handling of protest-related cases. Photo: Sam Tsang The Court of Final Appeal in Central. Hong Kong judges have come under attack over their handling of protest-related cases. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Court of Final Appeal in Central. Hong Kong judges have come under attack over their handling of protest-related cases. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s judiciary under fire over alleged leniency in protest cases: will a sentencing council redress claims of bias and lead to tougher penalties?

  • Prominent figures in the pro-establishment camp have pushed for the creation of the body to guide judges in handing down punishments
  • But legal veterans warn a council would be unconstitutional and impinge upon the independence of judges

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
The Court of Final Appeal in Central. Hong Kong judges have come under attack over their handling of protest-related cases. Photo: Sam Tsang The Court of Final Appeal in Central. Hong Kong judges have come under attack over their handling of protest-related cases. Photo: Sam Tsang
The Court of Final Appeal in Central. Hong Kong judges have come under attack over their handling of protest-related cases. Photo: Sam Tsang
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