CFA's progress

v September 1991: Joint Liaison Group agrees to an early establishment of the Court of Final Appeal;

v December 1991: The Hong Kong legislative council (Legco) rejects the “four-to-one” compromise on judges;

v May 1994: Draft bill given to China;

v November 1994: Consultation among legal profession;

v December 1994: Extraordinary general meeting held by Law Society;

v March 1994: Experts' meetings resumed;

v 3 May 1995: Legco

approves a motion to demand the flexibility of judges and the establishment of the court as soon as possible;

v 23 May 1995: Amended bill;

v 9 June 1995: China and Britain sign agreement.