Hong Kong: Administration of Justice

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 25th January 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the extent of state interference in Hong Kong's judicial system.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As the Foreign Secretary set out in the most recent Six-Monthly report to Parliament, British judges have played an important role supporting the independence of the judiciary for many years. The UK Government hopes this can continue. Our assessment of Hong Kong’s judicial independence is increasingly finely balanced; it is therefore right that it is kept under review.

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