Re-appointment of Panel Judge under Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance

Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Government announced today (October 13) that the Chief Executive, on the recommendation of the Chief Justice, has re-appointed Mr Justice Mohan Tarachand Bharwaney as a Panel Judge under the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Ordinance (Chapter 589) foranother term of three years from October 25, 2017 to October 24, 2020.

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, said, "I am grateful to Mr Justice Mohan Tarachand Bharwaney for his full dedication in handling the law enforcement agencies' applications for authorisations under the Ordinance during the past three years. I am confident that he, on re-appointment, will continue to work with the other two incumbent Panel Judges, Mr Justice Andrew Chung On-tak and Mr Justice Barnabas Fung Wah, to make use of their expertise and experience to ensure the effective operation of the regulatory regime under the Ordinance."
     The Ordinance provides a comprehensive statutory framework for regulating the conduct of interception and covert surveillance by designated law enforcement agencies and aims to strike a balance between protecting law and order and the privacy rights of the individual. Under the Ordinance, Panel Judges, shall consider applications for authorisations of interception and Type 1 surveillance and for device retrieval warrants.

Published on: 2017-10-13

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