Hong Kong

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The time may have come for British judges to resign from judicial roles in Hong Kong, former Supreme Court president Lady Hale has suggested. The retired judge's measured remarks, reported by The Times, come as the territory's authorities bid to overturn a court ruling allowing a British barrister t

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A 90-year-old Catholic cardinal was detained by police in Hong Kong under the region's national security law. Joseph Zen, a former bishop of Hong Kong, was arrested over his trusteeship of a humanitarian fund established to assist demonstrators who took part in the pro-democracy protests in 2019.

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Six British judges have resisted calls to stand down from Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal, after sitting judges Lord Reed and Lord Hodge stepped down from the court over freedom of speech concerns. In a joint statement, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Lord Sumption,

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A court in Hong Kong relied on a ruling by judges including UK Supreme Court president Lord Reed to jail a member of the territory's parliament. Fernando Cheung, 64, a former Labour Party member of the Hong Kong legislative council (LegCo), was imprisoned for three weeks over a 45-minute anti-Beijin

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Amnesty International has said it will close its Hong Kong offices by the end of the year because of China's controversial national security legislation. The human rights organisation said its work had been made "effectively impossible" by the Hong Kong national security law introduced by Beijing la

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Hong Kong's leader has told lawyers to stay out of politics as the pro-Beijing regime seeks to gain greater control over the legal system. Carrie Lam, chief executive of the territory, said the Law Society of Hong Kong, which represents 12,000 solicitors, risks “severing” relations with her admi

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Human rights campaigners have called on Northern Ireland's first and deputy first minister to condemn the arrest of around 50 democracy activists in Hong Kong. Activist Gwyneth Ho, who delivered the Amnesty International Northern Ireland annual lecture four weeks ago, is among those arrested for all

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The Northern Ireland Executive has distanced itself from claims that First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill endorsed Hong Kong's new national security legislation. The report came after the Stormont leaders participated in a teleconference with China's consul general

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British judges could be asked to rule on cases brought under controversial new national security legislation imposed on Hong Kong this week, a senior Hong Kong judge has said. There are 14 non-permanent foreign judges on the bench in Hong Kong, 10 of whom are from the UK – including Lord Reed,

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