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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yesterday's front-page article about seven abode claimants cleared of manslaughter and arson convictions wrongly stated the Court of Final Appeal ruled that Mr Justice Thomas Gall had misdirected the jury on the notion of 'joint enterprise'. The report should have said the Court of Final Appeal gave directions on the notion of 'joint enterprise' for the retrial ...

  2. Vigil marks key ruling on abode

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Hundreds of right-of-abode-seekers held an assembly and a candlelit vigil yesterday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Court of Final Appeal's landmark ruling. Lenny Kwok ... 300 abode-seekers and their parents took pictures outside of the court. They then put their pictures on a tree, which symbolised home. 'But many homes have been broken because many ...

  3. Court rules civil service pay cut unconstitutional

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Patsy Moy

    ... seek leave to take the case to the Court of Final Appeal. In its ruling, the Court of Appeal said the law had made conditions of service less favourable than before the handover ... 'We have decided to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal and to seek an early hearing in view of the considerable public importance of the case.' He said it was hypothetical at this stage ...

  4. Top judges heading for mainland

    Posted Sep 18th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... are mutually beneficial.' Mr Justice Li will be accompanied by several judges from various levels of the court, including Court of Final Appeal Permanent Judge Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi, High ... Ravina Shamdasani Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang is to lead a delegation of judges to Beijing next week at the invitation of the Supreme People's Court, it was revealed yesterday. ...

  5. The mystery woman who took on government

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Ms Lo, who had previously given only radio interviews, was speaking after the Court of Final Appeal gave her 28 days to launch an appeal against a lower court's decision to throw out her judicial review application. Sitting with legislators Albert Cheng King-hon and Albert Chan Wai-yip behind her, Ms Lo said that deep in her heart she wanted to file an appeal, but that she would ...

  6. Cuts ruling opens way for civil service reform

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Court of Final Appeal is that it might rule against the government. Already there is speculation that the administration might then seek a Basic Law interpretation from the Standing Committee ... of law and the Court of Final Appeal's role in upholding it, should be used sparingly and avoided whenever possible. In addition to the 2002 law that allowed the government to cut civil ...

  7. Sex-abuse priest loses final appeal against convictions

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow The first priest jailed for sexually abusing an altar boy in Hong Kong lost his last-ditch attempt to have his convictions overturned in the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. Five judges of the top court unanimously dismissed Michael Lau Ka-yee's appeal over his convictions for sexual assault between January 1991 and July 1992. The victim was 15 when the first ...

  8. We don't need another abode controversy

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Right-of-abode protestors gathered last night to mark the fifth anniversary of a court ruling which had far-reaching implications for Hong Kong. The judgment in favour of mainlanders seeking residency gave the Court of Final Appeal its first opportunity to tackle constitutional issues arising from the handover. Through its interpretation of the Basic Law, the court sought ...

  9. Pay-cut case to be heard in top court

    Posted Dec 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Permission was granted to the government yesterday to defend, in the Court of Final Appeal, its controversial legislation to cut civil servants' pay. Chief Judge ... The question that the Court of Final Appeal must rule on is whether section 10 of the Public Officers Pay Adjustment Ordinance, which seeks to allow contracts to be changed to allow for pay cuts, ...

  10. Court considering HA request over Link-REIT appeal deadline

    Posted Dec 17th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 1.13pm: The Court of Final Appeal is still considering a request by the Housing Authority on whether to shorten the appeal period of public housing tenant Lo ... its shopping centres and car park facilities. The Housing Authority (HA) had earlier applied to the Court of Final Appeal for a 12pm appeal deadline on Friday for Ms Lo. Daniel Fung Wah-kin, ...




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