Hong Kong

1-11 of 11 Articles
Clock icon 2 minutes

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.

Clock icon 2 minutes

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,

Clock icon 2 minutes

A court in Hong Kong relied on a ruling by judges including 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-Beijing chant he delivered in 202

Clock icon 2 minutes

An attempt by prosecutors in Hong Kong to charge people for rioting or illegal assembly, even if they are not physically present, has been thrown out by the region's highest court, The Times reports. The Court of Final Appeal ruled that people who are not actually at rallies cannot be prosecuted as

Clock icon 1 minute

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

Clock icon 1 minute

Lord Neuberger has agreed to remain a judge of Hong Kong's top court for another three years, The Times reports. The former Supreme Court president's decision comes amid calls for the judges to step down over Beijing's attacks on democracy in the territory.

Clock icon 2 minutes

A peer has predicted that the Chinese authorities will sack the British judges who sit on Hong Kong's highest court amid the withdrawal of a barrister who was prosecuting the region's leading pro-democracy activists. Lord Garnier QC, a former Conservative solicitor-general, told The Times that he th

Clock icon 2 minutes

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,

Clock icon 2 minutes

Protestors in Hong Kong are preparing for fresh rallies on Friday as they demand city authorities satisfy their demands on the revocation of the Extradition Bill, The Guardian reports. Anonymous calls have been made on social media for people to gather outside the government headquarters in the Admi

1-11 of 11 Articles