Liberal judge Bokhary stands by his dissenting views

One of Hong Kong’s best-known judges, who believes he was obliged to accept retirement because of his liberal views, yesterday again warned of the threat to the city’s rule of law if judicial decisions were overturned outside the courts.

Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, a former permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, warned of threats to the judiciary’s independence, when he retired in October, and yesterday confirmed that he was referring to comments made by former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie.

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