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Appointments to Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission
     The Government announced today (June 14) that the Chief Executive has appointed Dr Thomas So Shiu-tsung as a member of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. 
     The Chief Executive has also re-appointed Ms Anita Fung Yuen-mei as a member of the Commission.
     "The two members will serve for a two-year term, starting from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2021," a Government spokesman said.
     Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun, a serving member of the Commission, will retire from the Commission on June 30, 2019.
     "We wish to express our gratitude to Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun, for his invaluable advice rendered to the Commission during his term of office, and for his contribution to upholding Hong Kong's judicial independence," the spokesman said.
     The functions of the Commission are to advise or make recommendations to the Chief Executive regarding the filling of vacancies in judicial offices, representations from a judicial officer concerning conditions of service referred to it by the Chief Executive, and any matter affecting judicial officers which may be prescribed or which the Chief Executive may refer to it.
     Other members of the Commission are the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal (ex-officio Chairman); the Secretary for Justice (ex-officio member); Mr Justice Andrew Cheung Kui-nung; Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling; Mr Philip John Dykes, SC; Pamela Chan Wong Shui; and Professor Liu Pak-wai.
Ends/Friday, June 14, 2019
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