Hong Kong: Judges

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on the (1) recent, (2) current, and (3) planned future, service of British judges in Hong Kong’s courts.

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The UK judiciary is independent of the UK Government. Lord Reed, the President of the UK Supreme Court said in a statement on 17 July, that continued service of UK judges needed to be compatible with judicial independence and the rule of law The Supreme Court will continue to assess the position in Hong Kong as it develops.

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