Hong Kong: Judges

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 21 July 2023.

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Photo of Lord Carlile of Berriew Lord Carlile of Berriew Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the involvement of retired UK judges in the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeals, given the bounties placed by the government of Hong Kong on three residents of the UK.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK judges that remain on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal are retired from UK judicial service. The UK judiciary and legal profession are independent from the UK Government. As private citizens, It is for the individuals concerned to make their own personal decisions on their continued service in Hong Kong.

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