Hongkong Post issued a stamp sheetlet to mark the relocation of The Court of Final Appeal from 1 Battery Path to 8 Jackson Road, the site of the former Supreme Court.
The stamp sheetlet features The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) courtroom as the main visual against a backdrop of the Registry and the library in the CFA on the left.
The front left of the stamp sheetlet shows the statue of Justice represented by the Greek goddess Themis surmounting the building.
The outline of the CFA building on the stamp echoes the logo of the Judiciary on the top right of the stamp sheetlet.
The Court of Final Appeal
The Court of Final Appeal (CFA) is the highest appellate court in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
It hears appeals on civil and criminal matters from the High Court (which includes the Court of Appeal and the Court of First Instance).
In 2015, the CFA was relocated from 1 Battery Path to 8 Jackson Road, the site of the former Supreme Court.
Opened in 1912, the building at 8 Jackson Road housed the former Supreme Court, which was at the centre of Hong Kong’s judicial system and a notable symbol of justice.
Over a century old, the three-storey granite building is neo-classical in style fringed with columns and ornamental balustrades which, together with the central dome, creates an impression of solemn dignity.
The new CFA is a lasting and -tangible symbol of Hong Kong’s rule of law.
Title: The Court of Final Appeal Hong Kong
Date of Issue: 30 September 2015
Country: Hong Kong
Source: Hong Kong Post