Open Letter 公開信

30-03-2022

HKB welcomes the decision to withdraw serving UK judges from the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal

Since the Hong Kong ‘National (State) Security Law’ has been imposed by Beijing in 2020, such ill-defined law criminalises critical thoughts of the state and government.

 

Such suppression and chilling effects come down to not only frontline activists, but all walks of life, it targets not people in Hong Kong, but all human beings around the world.

 

The threat of the Hong Kong National (State) Security law to UK-based groups and individuals is blatantly trampling on the UK's judicial sovereignty and the integrity of the democratic and free system. It shows the expansionary nature of totalitarian autocracy, from economic to judicial means, to suppress dissent around the world, and in the U.K.. 

 

Hongkongers in Britain (HKB) welcomes the decision to withdraw serving UK judges from Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, as such move gives Hong Kong judiciary no longer endorsement to such a corrupted and suppressive legal regime.

 

The rule of law with heritage of the common law system, claimed by the Hong Kong government as a bastion for civil liberty and business arbitration, would not be recognised internationally, as it has been de facto ended by the Hong Kong government.

港僑會 歡迎 英國 撤離 香港終審法院 的有關決定

自中共當局施行「港區國安法」以來,不符官方的政治見解或被視為罪行。這鎮壓不只針對民主活動人士,而是各行各業的所有人,當局宣稱「不論國籍,世界通行」。

 

「港區國安法」威脅在英團體及民眾,是公然踐踏英國的司法主權,及民主自由體制的健全。這顯示極權專制的擴張本性,從經濟延伸至司法手段,籍此對外鎮壓異見。

 

英國港僑協會 (HKB) 歡迎英國拒絕在港終審法院的法官任命,如此英國將不再為已然腐敗及高壓的香港法律體制塗脂抹粉,虛掩修飾,國際司法界不再給予肯定及支持。

 

過往香港政府所標榜的,作為維護個人自由及商業仲裁的「普通法」體系及「法治」精神,將不再被國際司法界所承認,因為香港政府已經親手終結了它。