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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Law groups fight back after Elsie Leung attack

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Society warning the government to "act cautiously" before seeking any interpretation of the Basic Law from Beijing. The society and the Bar Association were defending the judiciary ... of the Basic law from the National People's Congress Standing Committee to solve the issues surrounding mainland women giving birth in the city. Yesterday the Law Society said it believed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1058202/law-groups-fight-back-after-elsie-leung-attack
  2. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Judges don’t need to be patriots, says former top judge Andrew Li

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by Peter So

    ... and as such had a basic political requirement to love the country. Fears that the city's judicial independence and rule of law might be jeopardised prompted a record 1,800 lawyers to take part in a silent march on June 27- despite an assurance by Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung that the paper "carries no intention to impose requirements other than those in the Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573867/judges-dont-need-be-patriots-andrew-li
  3. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Preserve common law after 2047: top Hong Kong judge

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... LAW, SAYS TOP JUDGE Common law should remain the basis of Hong Kong's legal system beyond 2047, the end of the 50-year guarantee stated in the Basic Law, the city's top judge says. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li also warned that the judiciary's authority would be undermined if the government again sought a Basic Law interpretation from Beijing in the way it did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1134756/preserve-citys-common-law-legal-system-after-2047-says-top-judge
  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Elsie Leung backed in rule of law row

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Elsie Leung backed in rule of law row An outspoken member of the Basic Law Committee has backed former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie, who caused a storm ... People's Daily, that "unchanged for 50 years" referred to the central government's basic principles and policies towards Hong Kong, but the city's legal system "is ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1080175/elsie-leung-backed-rule-law-row
  5. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief secretary Carrie Lam defends Hong Kong's judicial independence

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... attack on local judges over the weekend. Lam was the first official to respond to the remarks by Leung, deputy director of the Basic Law Committee, who said on Saturday that the legal profession ... to mistakes in previous rulings in which the top court has superseded the central government's power. She said inviting Beijing to interpret the Basic Law was the "most secure" solution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056082/chief-secretary-defends-citys-judicial-independence
  6. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top justice officials back independence of Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:22pm by Stuart Lau

    ... between the executive, legislature and judiciary, Ma said the Basic Law stipulated clearly and repeatedly that Hong Kong exercised separation of these powers. Liaison office propaganda chief Hao ... and it was beyond his constitutional role to comment. Bar Association chairman Paul Shieh Wing-tai said if the government wanted to reject a Basic Law-compliant reform proposal on political grounds, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1404771/top-justice-officials-back-independence-hong-kong-courts
  7. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen rejects call for Chinese-only appeal judges

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung SC rejected the idea put forward by two Basic Law experts. Yuen said it was important and beneficial for the city to maintain a link with other common law ... unduly restrict the pool of talents that can be appointed as judges," Yuen said in a statement. Mainland scholar Cheng Jie, a former researcher for the Basic Law Committee, told a seminar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1076602/justice-secretary-rimsky-yuen-rejects-call-chinese-only-appeal-judges
  8. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... year, or about 90 per cent of the total court system caseload. In Hong Kong, the Basic Law is not likely to accommodate any changes to the recruitment practice for judges. Article 81 states: ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116077/joining-judiciary-mainland
  9. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Bar Association backs non-Chinese judges in top court

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Cheng Jie of Tsinghua University- a former researcher for the Basic Law Committee. Cheng said at a forum in Hong Kong last Sunday that all Court of Final Appeal judges should be Chinese ... of the Basic Law Institute, asked why most Court of Final Appeal judges were not Chinese citizens. Ten of 15 non-permanent judges of the Court of Final Appeal are from other common-law jurisdictions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1079083/bar-association-backs-non-chinese-judges-top-court
  10. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Lord Lester calls on lawmakers to speed up reforms to aid justice

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Kong and the central government, and had made mistakes in their judgments. She said a Basic Law interpretation from Beijing on the right of abode was the best way to tackle a contentious court ... Cliff Buddle Visiting QC says Hong Kong's legal system is hampered by painfully slow changes in laws British lawmaker calls for reforms to aid justice Hong Kong's judges have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074778/lord-lester-calls-lawmakers-speed-reforms-aid-justice

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