Two foreign female judges make history with appointments to Hong Kong’s top court

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Two pioneering women from Britain and Canada will join Hong Kong’s top court and become the first female non-permanent judges in the city’s judiciary.

Baroness Brenda Hale and Beverley McLachlin already made history in their native jurisdictions as the first female judges to head the top courts in Britain and Canada respectively. While Hale will be joining her former colleague Lord David Neuberger on the bench, it will mark the first time a Canadian chief justice has served.

Their presence will expand the count of foreign judges at the Court of Final Appeal from 12 to 14.

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