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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    Rule of law 'not respected' in Zhou Yongkang probe, sources say

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Politics and old ways trumped proper procedure in graft case, sources say Rule of law 'not respected' in Zhou probe The Communist Party leadership ... and the investigators say. "The central authorities may want to investigate the cases linked to Zhou under the code of rule of law, but in practice, the junior-level officials and investigators … handle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586879/forget-propaganda-rule-law-ignored-zhou-yongkang-probe-sources-say
  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    China issues new rule to stop wealthy from buying their way out of jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:07am by Andrea Chen

    ... applications for sentence reductions and parole if a case involves former officials, people convicted of financial fraud, gang members, terrorists, or other prisoners involved in high-profile cases ... Yuan said the top procuratorate would also give a new directive on inmates serving sentences outside prison. The move followed a nine-month investigation that uncovered 711 cases where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580977/prosecutors-order-close-watch-applications-get-out-jail-early
  3. News - China - JUSTICE

    Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... son, and his family. They also launched a campaign online, at first blogging and then, as Weibo became popular in China, micro-blogging the newest developments in the case. In videos they shared online, they documented harassment by local authorities who were eager to avoid nationwide publicity. On appeal, the provincial high court sent the case back to the Fuzhou court, arguing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1579020/landmark-ruling-overturns-chinese-shop-owners-death-sentence
  4. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Disruptive airline passenger's fate out of HK hands, family says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... "The [Hong Kong police] officer dealing with the case said if the incident had happened in Hong Kong's airspace, they could make a decision themselves," said Helen Hughes, who ... on a specific case. However, its spokeswoman noted: "The incidence of criminal liability under [the Aviation Security] Ordinance upon a passenger while on board an aircraft is not determined solely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578646/disruptive-airline-passengers-fate-out-hk-hands-family-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Talks on Hong Kong-Macau deal over fugitive transfers at 'mature' stage: Rimsky Yuen

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 03:19pm by Stuart Lau

    ... "In terms of the retroactive period, it forms a part of the arrangement. There will be an express provision on when the law takes effect and how past cases should be handled." He would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546525/talks-hong-kong-macau-extradition-pact-mature-stage-rimsky-yuen
  6. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Hong Kong women set to face Italian court in Berlusconi case

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler, Lana Lam

    ... Patrick Boehler and Lana Lam Pair alleged to have been part of tax and fraud scam linked to claims involving Donald Tsang HK women set to face Italian court in Berlusconi case Two Hong Kong women are set to face allegations of money laundering in an Italian court next week in a high-profile case linked to disgraced Italian ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. The case is also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1314200/hong-kong-women-set-face-italian-court-berlusconi-case
  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    Shanxi police official faces trial after interrogation subject ends up in a coma

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 06:37pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... charge. Wang was sacked from the force and detained. He was released on bail and is awaiting trial soon for dereliction of duty. Other police personnel linked to the case have been punished, but the details were unclear. A police investigation team sent by the Public Safety Bureau of Lvliang, which has Fenyang under its jurisdiction, confirmed that the case against Cao was a misunderstanding, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524667/shanxi-police-official-faces-trial-after-interrogation-subject-ends-coma
  8. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Rule putting HK$1m lawsuit cases into top court wrong, says judiciary

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Judiciary says rule that pushes such hearings automatically into top court should be scrapped HK$1m trigger on lawsuit cases 'undesirable' The rule ... undesirable. But it has rejected raising the threshold, saying it would do nothing to stop unworthy cases tying up the Court of Final Appeal (CFA). The proposed changes are outlined in a paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1277011/rule-putting-hk1m-lawsuit-cases-top-court-wrong-says-judiciary
  9. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Ten years' jail too little for serial sex offender: judge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... 31 last year, telling her to shut up if she did not want to die. "The maximum sentence is insufficient in this case," Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said. "I think it is time to look at Cheung's case closely. It is not only to help him but also to prevent him from causing danger to society." The court heard that Cheung had six previous convictions, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483246/ten-years-jail-too-little-serial-sex-offender-judge
  10. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Lack of transparency on legal aid decisions criticised

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:25am by Austin Chiu

    ... of legal aid in what he saw as a clearly meritorious case in a judgment handed down in September. "The instances of those denied legal aid for clearly arguable cases ought to be a matter of considerable concern to those interested in the administration of justice. But the periodic expressions of concern … over the years seem to have no effect," Stock wrote. In that case, Yeung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468768/lack-transparency-legal-aid-decisions-criticised

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