Foreign judges will remain part of HK’s ‘hard as a rock’ judicial system – Lam

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong will continue to invite foreign judges to its courts and the city’s legal system remains “hard as a rock”, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday amid international concern about the impact of a sweeping national security law. Worries over the ability of Hong Kong’s judicial system to uphold human rights while applying the new law independently intensified last week when the judiciary said British judge Brenda Hale would step down from the top court next month. Hale, Britain’s former Supreme Court president, is one of 13 overseas non-permanent judges on the …

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