Peter Nguyen (judge)

Peter Van Tu Nguyen, SBS, QC, SC (born 1943), is a Queen's Counsel from Hong Kong. He served as the Crown Prosecutor of Hong Kong between 1994 and 1997, and was the first Director of Public Prosecution of Asian descent in the territory. He went on to serve as a judge in the Court of First Instance of the territory's High Court in 1997 until retirement in 2008. In 1999 he served as the presiding judge in the infamous Hello Kitty murder case.

He was succeeded by Grenville Cross as the Director of Public Prosecutions.[1]

He is now serving as a member of Torture Claims Appeal Board.[2]

Nguyen was born in Vietnam and moved to Hong Kong in 1948.


  1. ^ "Speech by the Secretary for Justice, Miss Elsie Leung Oi-sie, at the Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year". Government of Hong Kong. 12 January 1998. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Torture Claims Appeal Board". Government of Hong Kong. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Wood, CB, JP
Director of Public Prosecutions of Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Grenville Cross, QC, SC