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Seasoned jurist Andrew Cheung steps up as Hong Kong’s new chief justice amid political turmoil and pressure from Beijing

Seasoned jurist Andrew Cheung steps up as Hong Kong’s new chief justice amid political turmoil and pressure from Beijing

Andrew Cheung Kui-nung takes over as Hong Kong’s chief justice on Monday, and few have lavished more praise on him than his predecessor, Geoffrey Ma Tao-li.

Human rights lawyer Mark Daly said: “While we will continue to advocate for fundamental human rights, recognisable internationally, I have concerns, given some of his early judgments with respect to refugee and migrant rights and LGBT+ rights, which were thankfully put right at the Court of Final Appeal.”

He added that the judiciary was at a juncture where it was facing unprecedented pressure, and needed, more than ever, “to be balanced and just towards the vulnerable in society and … a check on the excesses of an unrepresentative government”.

Read the full article at the following link:

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3117124/seasoned-jurist-andrew-cheung-steps-hong-kongs-new-chief

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