|484||Title:||HONG KONG COURT OF FINAL APPEAL ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||10 of 2005|
|Section:||6||Heading:||Chief Justice||Version Date:||08/07/2005|
(1) The Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Chief Executive acting in accordance with the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission. (Amended 120 of 1997 s. 4)
(1A) The Chief Justice shall be a Chinese citizen who is a permanent resident of the Region with no right of abode in any foreign country. (Added 120 of 1997 s. 5)
(2) The Chief Justice shall be the head of the Judiciary and shall be charged with the administration of the Judiciary and such other functions as may from time to time be lawfully conferred on him.
(3) A permanent judge, a Justice of Appeal or a judge of the Court of First Instance appointed as Chief Justice shall cease to be a permanent judge, a Justice of Appeal or a judge of the Court of First Instance. (Amended 120 of 1997 s. 5; 10 of 2005 s. 154)