|484||Title:||HONG KONG COURT OF FINAL APPEAL ORDINANCE||Gazette Number:||79 of 1995; 120 of 1997 ss. 4 & 6|
|Section:||7||Heading:||Appointment of permanent judges||Version Date:||01/07/1997|
(1) The permanent judges of the Court shall be appointed by the Chief Executive acting in accordance with the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission.
(2) If the office of any permanent judge becomes vacant, by death or otherwise and the number of permanent judges is thereby reduced to less than 3, the Chief Executive acting in accordance with the recommendation of the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission shall as soon as reasonably possible after the office becomes vacant appoint another permanent judge to fill the vacancy.
(3) A Justice of Appeal or a judge of the Court of First Instance appointed as a permanent judge shall cease to be a Justice of Appeal or a judge of the Court of First Instance. (Amended 120 of 1997 s. 6)