Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s new chief justice, officially opened the 2021 judicial year on Monday. Photo: Now TV Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s new chief justice, officially opened the 2021 judicial year on Monday. Photo: Now TV
Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s new chief justice, officially opened the 2021 judicial year on Monday. Photo: Now TV

Hong Kong’s new chief justice defends judicial independence in face of rising attacks on judges in inaugural speech

  • Doxxing, threats of violence are ‘as futile as they are reprehensible’ in influencing courtroom decisions, says Andrew Cheung as he assumes new role
  • Independence of judiciary crucial to maintain public confidence and city’s reputation as one governed by the rule of law under ‘one country, two systems’, he says

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s new chief justice, officially opened the 2021 judicial year on Monday. Photo: Now TV Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s new chief justice, officially opened the 2021 judicial year on Monday. Photo: Now TV
Andrew Cheung, Hong Kong’s new chief justice, officially opened the 2021 judicial year on Monday. Photo: Now TV
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