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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    China supreme court orders tougher sentencing for child abuse

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Supreme court orders tougher sentencing in child abuse cases Mainland courts have been ordered to mete out harsher sentences to child abusers, with the Supreme People's Court publicising three cases yesterday a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1249276/supreme-court-orders-tougher-sentencing-child-abuse
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recruiting overseas judges the right thing to do for now

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Fok. Fortunately, China was pragmatic when it enacted the Basic Law. That document stipulates that only the chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal and the chief judge of the High Court must ... no choice if it is to maintain its high standards. The city itself simply does not have the depth and breadth of legal talent. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has acknowledged the problem and said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1232435/recruiting-overseas-judges-right-thing-do-now
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No winds should sway our courts

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 01:27am

    ... when public confidence has been dampened by a series of legal and political controversies. If the chief justice’s annual address is seen as the barometer of how challenging the legal ... The community, he said, expects nothing less from the Judiciary. Forceful assurances can also be found from the secretary for justice. Speaking for the first time in his ministerial capacity, Rimsky Yuen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1131958/no-winds-should-sway-our-courts
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Government should heed church open letter on public policies

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Church letter a good reminder The Catholic Church is an important voice in society. It sees itself as having a role to foster justice, freedom, equality and social ... positions taken by the diocese on issues such as democracy, social justice and individual rights. This time the tone was relatively moderate. It called for the promotion of family life and fairer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1053364/government-should-heed-church-open-letter-public-policies
  5. A time-travelling tussle

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... The fate of the world lies in the hands of a young hero who is sent back to the Dark Ages to battle against evil, writes John Millen We don't know what exactly the Justice Union is or what it does, but we know it is powerful and that it is out there fighting constantly in the name of Right. The agents of the Justice Union are as mysterious as the organisation they work for. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483375/time-travelling-tussle
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Justice department sued over unpaid bill of HK$6.1m in Carson Yeung case

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Justice department 'owes HK$6.1m' for Yeung case A consultancy that helped the Department of Justice in its prosecution of businessman Carson Yeung Ka-sing for money laundering is suing the government for service fees of HK$6.1 million, a High Court writ shows. FTI Consulting (Hong Kong) said the department left unpaid bills dated as far back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562122/justice-department-sued-over-unpaid-bill-hk61m-carson-yeung-case
  7. News - World - FRANCE

    Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy says French justice twisted by politics in corruption probe

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters in Paris

    ... of an earlier investigation Former President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday France’s justice system was being used for political ends, after he was put under investigation on suspicion of using his ... under investigation, saying they had wanted to “humiliate” him. Describing the accusations against him as “grotesque”, he accused Justice Minister Christiane Taubira and Prime Minister Manuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545445/ex-president-sarkozy-says-french-justice-twisted-politics-corruption
  8. News - World - FINANCE: ANALYSIS

    US Justice Department has others in its sights after BNP Paribas fine

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... to come BNP Paribas' guilty plea and agreement to pay a record fine of nearly US$9 billion for violating US sanctions is part of a larger US Justice Department shift in strategy ... by the Justice Department and the largest penalty in any criminal case involving a bank. Prosecutors say the penalty was necessary not only because of the sheer volume of the illicit transactions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544428/us-justice-department-has-others-its-sights-after-bnp-paribas-fine
  9. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Justice steps in where stability once ruled

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 06:02am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Stability served an important historic purpose, but in the current reform era, fairness and justice are of overriding importance Justice ousts stability as the new priority ... preferential measures to help the private sector or incentivising foreign investment. Politically, the pursuit of fairness and justice would enable the government to introduce the checks and balances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533565/justice-steps-where-stability-once-ruled
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former justice minister defends white paper, warns city will be 'doomed' if it engages in 'colour revolution'

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:58pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Ex-justice minister says she understands why central government is concerned over meddling in city and warns against any 'colour revolution' ... revolution' takes place", a former justice minister warned yesterday. Elsie Leung Oi-sie, now deputy director of the Basic Law Committee under the National People's Congress, defended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533385/former-justice-minister-defends-white-paper-warns-city-will-be-doomed

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