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  1. Committee to fund waste removal

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The Rural Committee that oversees Ho Sheung Heung village in Sheung Shui will fund the removal of construction waste dumped illegally on village land. Truck drivers who unloaded the waste had been identified, but they insisted they had obtained landowners' consent, legislator Lee Wing-tat said after a site visit by a Legislative Council committee. ...

  2. UN committee hears HK rights group concerns

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police strip-searches, asylum policy, child rights on agenda The United Nations Committee Against Torture yesterday heard the concerns of Hong Kong rights activists about police strip-searching procedures and the lack of a clear government policy on asylum seekers. The views were put forward as the Geneva-based committee began a hearing on human rights in Hong ...

  3. Talks start in Beijing over Congo immunity case

    Posted Jul 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by a Hong Kong court. The 12-member Basic Law Committee, which advises the National People's Congress Standing Committee on Hong Kong's mini-constitution, has met once, and is due to have further talks early next month. Lau Nai-keung, a Hong Kong member of the Basic Law Committee, said the meeting was attended by officials from central government agencies including the Hong Kong ...

  4. Challenge to voting committee rejected

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Court of First Instance has dismissed an attempt by a little-known political activist to challenge the legality of the 800-member Election Committee, which will select Hong ... of the Election Committee but the 'undesirability' of having the current 800 members select Hong Kong's new leader. He said the function of the committee was clearly stated in Article 53 ...

  5. A question of autonomy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... arbiter of the law triggered the mechanism in the Basic Law requiring the court to refer a provision to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) to interpret ... Committee for interpretation in certain circumstances. While Hong Kong has seen interpretations of the Basic Law before, they were always sought by the Chief Executive. The landmark right of abode ...

  6. 2 women die, hit by cars in Yuen Long and Central

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... And an 86-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi in Connaught Road, Central, at around 4am. In the Yuen Long case, police arrested the 50-year-old driver on suspicion of dangerous driving causing ... in Central, police arrested the driver for dangerous driving causing death, then released him on bail. The taxi was left for hours at the scene for inspection, causing a traffic jam that stretched ...

  7. Reasons for officials' dismissal to be revealed under new rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appointments and dismissals were decided by the Communist Party Central Committee. ... Vivian Wu in Beijing In a gesture towards transparency in the central government, top legislators yesterday amended a regulation to require public disclosure of why high-level officials ...

  8. Wrong to see interpretation of Basic Law as interference

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung I have been a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Basic Law Committee since 2006, and the recent interpretation of the Basic Law in the Congo 'state immunity' case was my first experience of participating in this important task. The committee followed the case from the beginning because it directly relates to foreign affairs, ...

  9. NPC chief executive ruling ends lawmaker's court fight

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... the interpretation of the NPC Standing Committee. Mr Chan said yesterday he had already notified Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie of his decision to withdraw his move for a judicial review because the Standing Committee was the ultimate authority. 'Although I think the ruling is not appropriate, there's no legal procedure which can overturn the Standing Committee's interpretation. ...

  10. Church files writ to oust HK Central Hospital

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng The Sheng Kung Hui Foundation has issued a writ to force Hong Kong Central Hospital to move out of Anglican Church property so it can redevelop the prime site in the heart ... possession of the property on Lower Albert Road, Central, and damages for breach of the tenancy agreement. The private non-profit hospital is housed in a single building, with an endoscopy centre, ...




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