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Hong Kong Judges’ Resignations – WSJ

The decline in the rule of law in Hong Kong continues under pressure from the Chinese Communist Party, and this week two prominent British judges resigned from the city’s top court in protest.

For decades, the Court of Final Appeal has included judges from other common law jurisdictions. These foreign judges are designed to protect judicial independence. But that task has become increasingly untenable since China introduced national security laws to ban dissent in 2020.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/hong-kongs-judicial-resignations-patrick-hodge-robert-reed-china-carrie-lam-beijing-liz-truss-britain-11648751821 Hong Kong Judges’ Resignations – WSJ

Ethan Gach

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