Two leading figures from the legal community have received honorary degrees at Encaenia, the annual honorary degree ceremony.
The Honourable Andrew Li Kwok Nang, the first Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, and Dame Anne Owers, the Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, were made Doctors of Civil Law. The ceremony took place on 19 June in the Sheldonian Theatre.
The Honourable Andrew Li Kwok Nang, GBM, CBE, LLM, is the former Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong. He has served as a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Chairman of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee and of the Hong Kong Land Development Corporation, Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Vice-Chairman of the Council of St Paul’s Co-Educational College. He has also served on the Judicial Service Commission, the Law Reform Commission and the Securities Commission.
Dame Anne Owers, DBE, BA, is the Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and served as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons from 2001 to 2010. Between 2010 and 2011 she chaired an independent review of the prison system in Northern Ireland, and she has previously served as director of Justice, the UK-based human rights and law reform organisation. She is currently a non-executive director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission and holds a number of other voluntary roles in the area of penal policy and activity.