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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chief justice weighs into debate on Beijing's controversial white paper, telling conference that independence is protected by Basic Law Judiciary ... on the basis of the law and would not be swayed by any other factor. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li was commenting for the first time on the June report, which disturbed many lawyers by classifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  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 ... newspapers. They also ran an open letter in February, focusing on universal suffrage and other social problems. With Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying approaching his first 100 days in office, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1053364/government-should-heed-church-open-letter-public-policies
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Justice chief eyes quick deal with Macau over transfer of fugitives

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Justice chief eyes deal with Macau over fugitives The government will act "expeditiously" to make arrangements for the transfer of fugitives between Hong Kong and Macau, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said. But a legal academic questioned whether an arrangement to move criminals between the special administrative regions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461938/justice-chief-eyes-quick-deal-macau-over-transfer-fugitives
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Group to decide Hong Kong chief executive candidates not set: justice chief

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 12:05pm by Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung Rimsky Yuen says composition of committee deciding who runs in the 2017 election flexible Selectors of CE candidates not set: justice chief The door was open to change the composition of the committee that will decide who runs in the 2017 chief executive election despite the views of a top Beijing official, justice chief Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373574/group-decide-hong-kong-chief-executive-candidates-not-set-justice
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice says criticism by ex-justice minister won't affect judges

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... enjoys her freedom of expression. However, her remarks will not affect judges," Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said yesterday in response to questions after a ceremony to mark the opening ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Geoffrey Ma says comments by the former justice minister will not affect judges; Bar Association warns against undermining of judicial system Top judge hits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128151/hk-chief-justice-says-criticism-ex-justice-minister-wont-affect
  8. News - Hong Kong - ELECTORAL REFORM

    Justice chief wants both sides heard

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:29am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com People may say they want public nomination, but if you tell them it could be illegal, then the reaction will be different, warns Rimsky Yuen Justice chief wants both sides heard The justice secretary said he presented his argument against giving the public the right to take part in the nomination process for chief executive candidates in order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420130/justice-chief-wants-both-sides-heard
  9. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Liaison office chief Zhang Xiaoming to discuss political reform with pan-democrats

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 02:13pm by peter so and joyce ng

    ... director Zhang Xiaoming will meet pan-democrat lawmakers in groups to discuss political reform. The four meetings will be chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and will begin on Friday. Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung and Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Raymond Tam Chi-yuen will also attend. The news came on Tuesday as Bernard Chan, an executive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572026/bernard-chan-expects-beijing-set-high-bar-nomination-candidates-2017
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief secretary loses 'most popular' status in Hong Kong University poll

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Chief secretary loses long-held 'most popular' title while chief executive's rating falls into 'depressing' category, according to HKU poll Reforms dent Lam's crown of approval The recent row over the upcoming electoral reforms may have taken its toll on Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, whose approval rating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572318/chief-secretary-loses-most-popular-status-hong-kong-university-poll

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