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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    A life in court: lawyers, robbers and other reptiles

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judges of the Court of Final Appeal, Bokhary describes this pivotal moment and many others from his years on the bench in his autobiography Recollections, seen exclusively by the South China ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Kemal Bokhary's memoirs recall big moments in his rise from factory floor to top-level judge A life in court: lawyers, robbers and other reptiles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1221701/life-court-lawyers-robbers-and-other-reptiles
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Appeal court judges should all be Chinese nationals, scholars say

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... nationals' All judges of the Court of Final Appeal should be Chinese nationals, to reflect the principle of Hongkongers ruling Hong Kong, two key Basic Law experts say. The idea was floated by mainland scholar Cheng Jie, who suggested the Court of Final Appeal undergo a reform. "It should not only be a court for the [city] but also a national court," Cheng, who is Tsinghua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075187/appeal-court-judges-should-all-be-chinese-nationals-scholars-say
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Retiring Court of Final Appeal judge Kemal Bokhary warns of legal turmoil

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... of a 2001 Court of Final Appeal ruling which conferred automatic residency on babies born to mainland parents in Hong Kong. He also disagreed with Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung ... Kong, a retiring judge of the top court said yesterday. Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary said "talk about reinterpreting a decision of the courts of long standing" was one specific element ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1069047/retiring-court-final-appeal-judge-kemal-bokhary-warns-legal-turmoil
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Kemal Bokhary rejects call to exclude overseas judges from top court

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the posts. Bokhary, who retired as a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal last month, was responding to a mainland scholar's suggestion that overseas judges should be excluded from Hong ... Appeal judges should all be Chinese nationals or permanent Hong Kong residents. Bokhary was also asked about the Court of Final Appeal ruling in 2001 conferring automatic residency on babies born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1084124/kemal-bokhary-rejects-call-exclude-overseas-judges-top-court
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's judicial independence at risk, warn pan-democrats

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT, Austin Chiu

    ... by the government to invite the Court of Final Appeal to refer the right of abode issue to Beijing has been condemned as a "very inappropriate" move that endangers judicial independence. ... Jan Court of Final Appeal, in case of Ng Ka-ling v Director of Immigration, rules it is not necessary for a parent to be a Hong Kong permanent resident at the time of the birth of a child ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1104764/hong-kongs-judicial-independence-risk-warn-pan-democrats
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top court to give landmark judgment on right of abode issues

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Top court to rule on right of abode Hong Kong's top court will hand down a landmark judgment today with far-reaching implications on right-of-abode issues facing foreign domestic helpers and children born in the city to mainlanders. The Court of Final Appeal's ruling will decide whether foreign domestic helpers have the right to apply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198930/top-court-give-landmark-judgment-right-abode-issues
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Wedding bells ring for transgender people

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... said yesterday. The change comes after a Court of Final Appeal judgment last year allowing "W"- who has undergone surgery to become a woman- to marry her boyfriend. The court ruled she should be treated as a person of her chosen sex. The court said that the meaning of "woman" and "female" included "post-operative male-to-female transsexual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555449/wedding-bells-ring-transgender-people
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Transgender marriage legal by July even if government misses deadline

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Phila Siu

    ... when the Court of Final Appeal granted a transgender person known as W the right to marry her male fiance. Since then the government has been criticised for dragging its feet, and with little ... yesterday that the government's slowness to act had given lawmakers too little time to discuss the bill. He said that while the Court of Final Appeal issued its ruling in May last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519694/transgender-marriage-legal-july-even-if-government-misses-deadline
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Record few given their day in court

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... for successful applications appeared consistent with a ruling by the Court of Final Appeal in 2007 that raised the threshold for granting an application from a potentially arguable case to a reasonably ... their day in court While the number of applications for leave to launch a judicial review reached a 10-year high last year, the proportion that were allowed to proceed with their challenges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472089/record-few-given-their-day-court
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing loyalists fault top court's 'dictatorial' style

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Voice of Loving Hong Kong vows to scrutinise Court of Final Appeal's 'erroneous' judgments Beijing loyalists fault top court ... interfering with judicial independence. The group, Voice of Loving Hong Kong, said yesterday it would collaborate with legal professionals to "check and balance the Court of Final Appeal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407129/beijing-loyalists-fault-top-courts-dictatorial-style

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