Hong Kong courts independent despite Beijing’s power to interpret Basic Law, top judge Kemal Bokhary says

Beijing’s interpretation of the city’s mini-constitution might affect the judicial autonomy of local courts, but Hong Kong judges would always independently apply the law, top judge Kemal Bokhary said on Wednesday.
As for the topic of democratic reform, the liberal justice, who sits on the Court of Final Appeal as a non-permanent judge, urged the public not to give way to despair, despite he himself not being certain about the prospect of restarting the process.
Speaking after a…

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