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  1. Target allowances?

    Posted Jul 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the government seek to reduce or eliminate civil service allowances following its victory in the Court of Final Appeal over salary cuts? Which allowances, if any, should be targeted? Share your views: write to us ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Judge takes flak from all sides over spying law

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ordinance, which was passed by the Legislative Council in 1997 but never brought into effect. Both sides also asked the court to review the questions to be put to the Court of Final Appeal ... brought into question by both parties to a judicial review as the Court of Appeal heard consecutive appeals and cross-appeals. The government is appealing against Mr Justice Hartmann's ruling ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Beijing seeking Basic Law answers

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... that, while the Court of Final Appeal ruled in favour of applicants in half the cases it concluded, the Court of First Instance did so in only a quarter of cases and the Court of Appeal ... verdicts. However, the Court of Final Appeal ruled only eight out of 20 judgments as constitutional. 'Such a clear spilt did not happen in courts in the US, Britain and France,' Mr Lee ...

  6. Time is of the essence

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... volition, at the request of the State Council on behalf of the Hong Kong government, or at the behest of the Court of Final Appeal. Since an interpretation is provided for in the Basic Law, ... of Final Appeal would be required to refer Article 53 (2) of the Basic Law, which concerns the tenure of the chief executive, to the National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

  7. Court of Final Appeal begins Link-Reit hearing

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

    ... counsel representing the applicant, told the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday he believed the Housing Authority had a legal duty to provide housing for tenants and to consider their interests, ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.30pm: Hong Kong?s top court has started hearing the legal challenge against the government?s right to list the Link real estate investment trusts (Reit), local ...

  8. When political change challenges our courts

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Richard Cullen

    ... Richard Cullen Hong Kong's post-1997 Court of Final Appeal is widely regarded as having done an excellent job. In 1999, it seized the initiative with the right- of-abode litigation: ... Law. The Court of Final Appeal 'took cover' for a time- wisely, perhaps. But, in a year or so, it was able to get back into its stride. Once more, few disagreed with the view ...

  9. Carrying a heavy payload

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Senior officials must have heaved a sigh of collective relief after the Court of Final Appeal ruled last week that the government could cut civil servants' salaries ... The unanimous decision by the top court's five judges holds that the Public Officers Pay Adjustment Ordinance does not breach Article 100 of the Basic Law, which provides that civil servants' ...

  10. 1997-2007 A New Weekly Series Reviewing HK's 10 Years Since the Handover

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dated May 18, the National People's Congress re-interprets right of abode provisions in the Basic Law on June 26, overturning a Court of Final Appeal ruling. Government claims 1.6 ... Kok August Government spends HK$120 billion intervening in the stock market November 'Big spender' Cheung Tze-keung is sentenced to death in a Guangzhou court for a list of serious ...




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