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  1. Judge warns against self-censorship

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the retiring permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, exhibited his stern opposition to seeking Basic Law interpretations from Beijing. 'Free speech is the lifeblood ... not to extend his tenure. Court of Appeal vice-president Mr Justice Robert Tang Ching, nine months Bokhary's senior, will fill his seat. Bokhary will remain as a non-permanent judge. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001344/judge-warns-against-self-censorship
  2. Helpers can take residency case to highest court

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Appeal ruled yesterday. Evangeline Banao Vallejos and Daniel Domingo were granted permission to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal because the key issue - the constitutionality of an immigration ... years. The final appeal's result will have far-reaching implications for the 285,000 foreign domestic helpers in the city. About 125,000 have lived here for seven years or more. Lawyer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004736/helpers-can-take-residency-case-highest-court
  3. Ma takes firm stance on role of courts

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law in 1999 by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. In 1999, he represented the government in the case, in which the Court of Final Appeal ruled any Chinese ... of that ruling. Ma's involvement in the case, the very first involving Basic Law issues to reach the Court of Final Appeal, as well as subsequent cases that debated the effect of the Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723526/ma-takes-firm-stance-role-courts
  4. Outgoing chief justice dons robes a final time

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

    ... as a 'son of Hong Kong' called to duty in historic times. Lawyers, judges and members of the public attended a ceremonial farewell sitting at the Court of Final Appeal yesterday as Hong ... tribute to Li and his achievements- in particular the foundation of the Court of Final Appeal and Li's dedication to nurturing talent and inspiring others to serve the community. Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719937/outgoing-chief-justice-dons-robes-final-time
  5. Divorced men fight equal split of assets

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... involve divorces in which the wives won much larger settlements after appealing against the amounts they were initially awarded. A lawyer for one of the men argued in the Court of Final Appeal yesterday that it was unfair and against Hong Kong practice to rule, as the Court of Appeal did in 2008, that a 50-50 split should be the starting point. That ruling moved away from the previous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727922/divorced-men-fight-equal-split-assets
  6. 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
  7. Judge calls for axing of HK$1m appeals trigger

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hkman@scmp.com A top judge called yesterday for the abolition of a clause under which civil disputes can reach the Court of Final Appeal if they involve claims of HK$1 ... said. The judge was writing in a judgment on a civil case handed down yesterday. The clause was heavily criticised by him and five other Court of Final Appeal judges in two judgments handed down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985774/judge-calls-axing-hk1m-appeals-trigger
  8. 'Pre-campaign videos part of expenses'

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their election expenses, counsel for a candidate narrowly beaten in the 2008 Legislative Council election told the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. Martin Lee Chu-ming SC, representing Charles Mok, who ... in July, ahead of the September poll. In 2010, the Court of Final Appeal ruled in favour of Mok, that a ban on appeals in cases linked to the election was unconstitutional. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000064/pre-campaign-videos-part-expenses
  9. Maids ruling has to run its course

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lawyers plan to take the case to the Court of Final Appeal. It is an emotive issue, but regardless of the views of those with a vested interest, the arguments that have been put forward must ... Much would seem to be at stake, not just for domestic helpers. If the case does go to the Court of Final Appeal, it has to be handled with the greatest care. The rights of all Hong Kong people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997033/maids-ruling-has-run-its-course
  10. Foreign influence 'significant' in local rights cases

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Foreign judges and lawyers have exerted a 'significant international influence' in human rights cases heard by the Court of Final Appeal in the past 10 years, a study ... lasting four days. A matter of principles Authorship/co-authorship of majority judgments in Court of Final Appeal rights cases Permanent judges Andrew Li: 17 Roberto Ribeiro: 11 Kemal Bokhary: 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675619/foreign-influence-significant-local-rights-cases

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