Open letter calling on overseas judges in the Court of Final Appeal to resign

Together with Hong Kongers all over the world, we call on the overseas non-permanent judges sitting in Hong Kong’s top court to resign. The presence of foreign judges only serves to lend legitimacy to the regime’s authoritarian regime.

Hong Kong courts have not only failed to stem the collapse of civil and political liberties, but have contributed to it. The overseas NPJs are powerless to prevent the suppression of rights by the Hong Kong and Chinese governments.

Hong Kongers now have little faith in the judiciary. However, to say as much in Hong Kong itself now carries grave risks. It therefore now falls on us, as overseas Hong Kongers & NGOs, to urge foreign judges to resign.

Read the full letter here.

The Chinese version of the full letter is here.