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  1. Court overturns maid abode ruling

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... we are going to take this to the Court of Final Appeal. There is no time for disappointment. We will fight until we see justice.' He said the case involved important issues including ... Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau Hong Kong's Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a landmark ruling that gave tens of thousands of domestic helpers the right to apply for permanent ...

  2. Divorce ruling evens the balance at last

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... patriarchal and organised in such a way that masculine characteristics are lauded as intelligent and decisive, while female characteristics are derided as submissive and undesirable. The Court of Final Appeal has finally rectified one aspect of the law which has long reflected society's bias towards the concept of the household 'breadwinner' as the key and usually male ...

  3. Court throws out officer's appeal

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li It is inconceivable he didn't know women were prostitutes: judge The Court of Final Appeal yesterday dismissed the appeal of former senior police superintendent Sin ... on Sin. Sir Anthony Mason, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, rejected the contention by Gerard McCoy SC, Sin's counsel, that Sin did not know the women with whom he had sex ...

  4. 50/50 divorce ruling to be welcomed

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of jurisdictions in developed societies, such changes have been reflected in divorce courts when it comes to dividing assets. It is good that Hong Kong has finally caught up with the trend. The Court ... amendments to the law which reflect changes in society. That is what the Court of Appeal has done in this case. Divorce is costly and most couples are eager to avoid litigation and bitterness. ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In yesterday's story 'Problem needs to be sorted at home' on A3, it was wrongly stated that a legislator had submitted a bill to the Legislative Council seeking to overturn an earlier ruling of the Court of Final Appeal. It should have said the legislator intended to submit a bill to seek an amendment of the immigration rules. The mistake was introduced in the editing ...

  6. Loud-mouth activist who 'hurt' officer loses appeal

    Posted Mar 26th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford An activist who was jailed for five months for shouting at a policeman through a loudhailer had his appeal against the conviction rejected yesterday. Three Court of Final ... him feel dizzy and caused him pain in his right ear. Yesterday, the Court of Final Appeal heard the obstruction conviction should not stand because Leung believed Inspector Au ...

  7. Asylum seekers' appeal dismissed

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it was 'highly likely' that he would initiate an appeal for the six asylum seekers to the Court of Final Appeal. He said the verdict was the longest wait for a judgment that he could remember in his ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com An appeal for the government to process asylum seekers, which took the Court of Appeal more than 17 months to rule on, ended in a dismissal yesterday. Asylum ...

  8. Appeal over public flats rent ruling

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... public interest. The unusual step of taking the case to the Court of Final Appeal, instead of to the Court of Appeal first, was aimed at saving costs and getting a speedy ruling, Mr Suen said. He ... The Housing Authority says there is immense public interest in clarifying the verdict that it was in breach of the law The Housing Authority will lodge an appeal with the top court ...

  9. Refugee status fight will go to top court

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fear of persecution. Their case was that it had not. The Court of Appeal yesterday granted the three permission to argue the case in the Court of Final Appeal on the grounds of its great public ... The Court of Appeal last year upheld arguments that the Director of Immigration had full discretion to decide whether to expel a claimant to refugee status. It ruled that Hong Kong, which ...

  10. Appeal judge backs asylum seekers taken to court for working

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Court of Appeal has upheld a ruling that asylum seekers and torture claimants should have immunity from being prosecuted for illegally remaining in Hong Kong until ... with illegally staying in the city to work. Previously, a magistrate had ruled that the prosecution had acted according to the policy. However, when the Pakistanis appealed, the Court of First Instance ...




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