HONG KONG COURT OF FINAL APPEAL (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) ORDINANCE 1997
An Ordinance to amend the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Ordinance.
[5 September 1997]
Enacted by the Provisional Legislative Council.
1. Short title
This Ordinance may be cited as the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 1997.
2. Constitution of the Court
Section 5 of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Ordinance (Cap. 484) is amended---
- in subsection (6) by repealing "Where" and substituting "Subject to subsection (7), where";
- by adding---
"(7) If there is no permanent judge who is eligible to be appointed as the Chief Justice, the Chief Executive shall, where the Chief Justice is ill or absent for any cause, appoint the next most senior permanent judge, even though he is not so eligible, to act as Chief Justice, with all the powers and functions of the Chief Justice, that seniority being determined in the manner specified in sub-section (6).".