Mrs Lam plans to appoint Mr He Zhiyi as a non permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of final appeal

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 Mrs Lam plans to appoint Mr He Zhiyi as a non permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of final appeal


The list of non permanent judges in other common law jurisdictions will include 14 distinguished judges from the UK, Australia and Canada after Lord Hos appointment, Mrs Lam said. She pointed out that the admission of these prestigious non permanent judges to the court of final appeal will help to maintain a high degree of confidence in Hong Kongs judicial system and maintain close ties between Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }According to Article 90 of the basic law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the appointment of judges of the court of final appeal shall be made by the chief executive with the consent of the Legislative Council. The SAR government will seek the approval of the Legislative Council for the appointment.

According to Article 90 of the basic law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the appointment of judges of the court of final appeal shall be made by the chief executive with the consent of the Legislative Council. The SAR government will seek the approval of the Legislative Council for the appointment.

According to Hong Kong media reports, he Zhiyi, 67, is a British citizen. He obtained the qualification of Scottish barrister in 1983. His practice mainly covers business and company law as well as public law. He was appointed as a part-time judge in Scotland since 2000, a judge of the Supreme Court in 2013 and vice president in February this year. (Wu Qian)