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McLachlin nominated for Hong Kong’s top court

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:49 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

Beverley McLachlin, Canada’s former top judge with a strong record of defending judicial independence here and abroad, is expected to soon join Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal as a non-permanent member.

Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlinCarrie Lam, the chief executive of the autonomous Chinese territory which subscribes to the rule of law and judicial independence, announced March 21 that she has accepted the recommendation of Hong Kong’s Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission to appoint former chief justice McLachlin, who retired in December, and Baroness...