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  1. Judges bound by law, not personal choice, says chief

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... punishment, and critics of particular sentences should look elsewhere for remedies, the chief justice said yesterday. Andrew Li Kwok-nang made the comment during his address to the ceremonial opening of the legal year at City Hall. Sentencing was more of an art than a science, the chief justice said, and in arriving at a punishment, judges were in most cases bound by what legislators had decided ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In yesterday's story headlined 'Party must not be above the law, says chief justice', all references to 'rule of law' should have read 'rule by law'. The mistake was introduced during the editing process. ...


    Posted Mar 19th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... chief justice Sir Ti-liang Yang in an Education Post commentary on his early schooling and obsessions 'The saddest thing is that I didn't have sex with anybody there [a student hall ...

  4. Retiring High Court judge has appeal

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Court Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li wished Mr Justice Lugar-Mawson all the best and suggested he may finally discover the meaning of voire dire during his retirement in France. ... Ravina Shamdasani Dozens of members of the legal fraternity crowded into Court 1 in the High Court yesterday to bid farewell to a retiring High Court judge. Mr Justice Gareth Lugar-Mawson, ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lankan lawmakers move to impeach chief justice

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Lawmakers call for country's first woman chief justice to be removed amid misconduct claims Move to impeach nation's top judge Ruling party ... after the foreign minister said Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake had flouted the constitution, officials confirmed Rajapakse's United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had submitted ...

  6. Chief justice laments rise of greedy lawyers

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Mercenary considerations had assumed greater prominence than ethical standards in the legal profession, the chief justice said yesterday. 'In this competitive environment, ... of high ethical standards.' The chief justice said there must also be a proper mechanism for dealing with complaints against judges. 'Although many complaints would not justify ...

  7. Measures can be taken to reduce Hong Kong judiciary's tardiness

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Your editorial ('Chief justice faces more than legal challenges', April 15), following on the heels of the Audit Commission's report on judiciary administration, heaped tedious accolades on the recently retired ex-chief justice. You also pleaded with the public to understand and support the incumbent, referring vaguely to the formidable 'administrative ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Ex-chief justice Andrew Li calls on Occupy Central protesters to retreat

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 11:12pm

    ... Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang on Monday called on Occupy Central protesters to retreat, warning that the rule of law would be impaired if ongoing court injunctions were not obeyed. This comes after police said they would take action "this week" to clear protesters from some occupied sites just as a new poll showed that nearly 70 per cent of the public wants ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World

    Egypt's military chief says president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 03:09am by AP

    ... CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military chief says president is replaced by chief justice of constitutional court. ...




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