Hong Kong leader responds to sudden exit of top UK judges from final appeal court

Mark Battersby
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The departure of two senior British judges from Hong Kong's highest court was politically motivated, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on 31 March.  United Kingdom Supreme Court judges Robert Reed and Patrick Hodge, who sit on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal (CFA) as part of their official duties, announced their resignations on 30 March, citing the security law imposed by China in June 2020. Lam said in her daily briefing: "I can only draw the conclusion that there must be a lot of politics behind it", adding "I remain very confident that we still have very fine judges in the judici...

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