Liz Truss – 2022 Comments on Withdrawing UK Judges from Hong Kong Court of Appeal

The comments made by Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary, on 30 March 2022.

We have seen a systematic erosion of liberty and democracy in Hong Kong. Since the National Security Law was imposed, authorities have cracked down on free speech, the free press and free association.

The situation has reached a tipping point where it is no longer tenable for British judges to sit on Hong Kong’s leading court, and would risk legitimising oppression.

I welcome and wholeheartedly support the decision to withdraw British judges from the court.