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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Landmark ruling for transsexual echoes far and wide

    Posted May 13th 2013, 08:53pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Monday’s historic decision at the Court of Final Appeal- giving a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend- has been labelled “groundbreaking” ... won on both grounds, which was nice.” Reports by the BBC, Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press news service point out that court documents say the ruling is in line with other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1236966/landmark-ruling-transsexual-echoes-far-and-wide
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruling on social security is fair

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In a landmark ruling on Tuesday, the Court of Final Appeal struck down the seven-year residency rule for immigrants to qualify for comprehensive social-security payments. If the initial reaction ... SCMP Editorial Social security ruling is fair Hong Kong courts rule according to law rather than government's preference or public opinion. From time to time, our judges overturn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1385336/hong-kong-court-final-appeal-ruling-social-security-fair
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese-only judges in top court would hurt Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by VICTOR FUNG KEUNG

    ... only Chinese judges to Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal is alarmist and misguided. Such a move would only erode investors' confidence in the city. Mainland scholar Cheng Jie, a former researcher for the Basic Law Committee, told a seminar this month that the Court of Final Appeal should be made up only of Chinese nationals. She said this would reflect the principle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1092328/chinese-only-judges-top-court-would-hurt-hong-kong
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the government, following the judgment yesterday by the Court of Final Appeal- all except the maids and their supporters. It is never good for a society's moral fibre when a whole class ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid Hong Kong now has full judicial backing to continue treating foreign domestic helpers as a special class of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199692/courts-ruling-enforces-semi-apartheid
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Avoid asking Court of Final Appeal to decide again on right of abode

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this step is best avoided. The Court of Final Appeal is vested with the final adjudication power over the city's law. Back then, the court's decision to give permanent residency to those ... SCMP Editorial Avoid court on right of abode Mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong is a problem that warrants serious attention. Thanks to the liberal regime set out in the Basic Law, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1040930/avoid-asking-court-final-appeal-decide-again-right-abode
  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Seizing assets with no conviction imperils rule of law

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and Futures Commission, now crowing over this Court of Final Appeal decision, must concede, Tiger Asia has not been convicted of insider dealing, nor even brought to trial for it. The question ... to use. Hong Kong is not Afghanistan. I do not know what reasons Court of Final Appeal Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma will now offer for siding with SFC. He will hand down his written reasons later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1227768/seizing-assets-no-conviction-imperils-rule-law
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Right of abode settled, for now

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Right of abode settled, for now The right-of-abode ruling by the city's top court appears to have spared Hong Kong a crisis, at least for the time being. Court of Final Appeal ruled that foreign domestic helpers had no right to claim permanent residency. The decision quashed the hopes of hundreds of thousands who may have wanted to settle here. The court also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199763/right-abode-settled-now
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    15 years on, landmark court ruling on right of abode still reverberates

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 02:01pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... the 15th anniversary of the most significant ruling by a Hong Kong court in modern times. The Court of Final Appeal's judgment in the case of Ng Ka-ling and others, delivered on January 29, ... Thankfully, the rule of law has survived and so has the Court of Final Appeal. But neither was left unscathed. The top court initially appeared to be cowed by the undermining of its authority, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416538/15-years-landmark-court-ruling-right-abode-still
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... 'Milkshake murderer' bids to make final appeal Nancy Kissel, who admits to killing her banker husband in 2003, will today ask Hong Kong's highest court one last time to let her appeal a conviction for murder. She will argue that jurors who handed her a second conviction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1495413/talking-points
  10. Comment

    Student’s story indicative of how bitter cross-border war has become

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:26pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of the Basic Law, she would have been granted residency- if a Court of Final Appeal ruling on such matters were allowed to stand. But soon after the ruling, the National People's Congress Standing ... court's landmark ruling in 1999 to uphold the constitutional right of children who were in a situation similar to the one Betty is in today. Former director of immigration and later secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1495929/students-story-indicative-how-bitter-cross-border-war-has-become

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