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  1. 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: ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong justice secretary Rimsky Yuen struggles to defend Beijing’s white paper

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:41pm by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... independence is under threat Justice secretary backs white paper Hong Kong's justice secretary insisted yesterday that Beijing's white paper on "one country, two systems" did ... and the white paper itself when deciding cases. The paper, released on Tuesday, emphasised Beijing's control over Hong Kong. It categorised judges as Hong Kong administrators just like the chief ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong police can handle Occupy Central, says Justice Secretary

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... and order, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said yesterday. Yuen's remarks came one day after the former director of Xinhua's Hong Kong branch, Zhou Nan, said "anti-China ... plan to implement universal suffrage for the 2017 chief executive election. Civil disobedience would have a "significant impact" on Hong Kong, Yuen said. Dr Benny Tai Yiu-ting, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Appeal's Mr Justice Frank Stock retires

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by JULIE CHU

    ... of the judge on my right [Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li], who is otherwise known as J1," said Stock, who is known for his sense of humour. Stock grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and studied law ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Outgoing judge makes a final appeal On his last day as a full-time judge in the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Frank Stock reminded the legal profession of its ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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