British judges on Hong Kong’s top court could withdraw in protest at Beijing’s latest crackdown, senior figures have warned.Lord Reed, president of the UK Supreme Court and one of ten British judges
British judges on Hong Kongs top court could withdraw in protest at Beijings latest crackdown, senior figures have warned.
Lord Reed, president of the UK Supreme Court and one of ten British judges on the Hong Kong bench, has indicated to The Times that a decision will be made soon.
Hong Kongs final court of appeal was founded as part of the 1997 agreement that handed over the former colony to China.
In a statement from the Supreme Court, made as shadow ministers said that the judges should quit, officials said Lord Reed has been in close contact with the foreign secretary and lord chancellor on matters for some time and, together with them, is reviewing the operation of the agreement under which UK