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  1. View judicial reviews as a good thing, says chief justice

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a government ban denying inmates the right to vote. Lord Woolf, a former lord chief justice of England and Wales, and a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, told the conference ... the Court of Final Appeal issued a stinging rebuke of the system of immigration arrangements for those claiming protection after having been tortured in their home countries. The system, in which ...

  2. Young lawyers win David and Goliath fight

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... In a unanimous decision yesterday, the Court of Final Appeal quashed an appeal launched by Kao, Lee & Yip, and scolded it for suing the lawyers after they quit the firm three years ago One lawyer, ... Peter Brieger When Lau Wing and Tsui Wai-yu finished law school, the trainee solicitors could not have imagined they would end up in a David and Goliath court battle with their first ...

  3. This lamentable chapter must never be repeated

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lamentable chapter in Hong Kong's post-handover history has ended with the Court of Final Appeal's ruling against 14 mainlanders seeking the right of abode in the city. ... to flood the city, sought an interpretation of the clause by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which nullified the Court of Final Appeal's judgment. Passions were ...

  4. Citizens' Radio activists to fight on after appeal blow

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will go to the Court of Final Appeal because the law is outdated and it suppresses our freedom of speech that contravenes the Basic Law,' Tsang said. 'We will continue ... Yvonne Tsui Court overturns magistrates' ruling on illegal broadcasting The government yesterday won its appeal against the dismissal of charges against Citizens' Radio activists ...

  5. Grime and punishment

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... trial in Macau's top court. Pixillated images were splashed across an LCD screen in the Court of Final Appeal last November, concealing many fragments of the notes contained ... to disclose where his client was. Also perplexing was the Court of Final Appeal's refusal last November to release a copy of the indictment against Ao. Given its length and the large number ...

  6. Court rules on II compensation

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Illegal workers will on occasion be eligible for compensation if they are injured, the city's highest court said yesterday. The Court of Final Appeal has refused to hear ... SC, for the board, argued before the Court of Final Appeal yesterday that the Court of Appeal had got its decision wrong in first accepting evidence from a coroner's inquest regarding ...

  7. Highest court may return home

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

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong's most senior judges will return to the home of the city's former highest court if a proposal for the Court of Final Appeal to move into the current ... says it has handed over details for consideration. 'We are providing information on the space and other requirements, including various supporting facilities, of the Court of Final Appeal ...

  8. Community service for judge's niece

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The niece of a Court of Final Appeal judge Kemal Bokhary was sentenced in Eastern Court yesterday to the maximum 240 hours of community service for assaulting a policewoman and a taxi driver after a magistrate said the offences could have landed her in jail. Amina Mariam Bokhary, 32, who suffers from bipolar depression disorder, was also fined HK$1,000 and ordered ...

  9. Screening of torture claims put to the test

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... a person to another state where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture'. In June 2004, the Court of Final Appeal ruled ... Nick Gentle A challenge to Hong Kong's system of screening torture claims by people claiming asylum will begin in the High Court today. Human rights lawyer Mark Daly said the judicial ...

  10. Lawyer fails to overturn ban for posing nude

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... practising law for a year after he appeared nude in two magazines. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday rejected Mr Tse's argument and ordered him to pay 50 per cent of the costs incurred ... reduced the suspension to 12 months, but it referred the case to the Court of Final Appeal because of doubts over the correct standard of proof in professional disciplinary tribunals. Mr Tse had ...




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