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  1. Cuts ruling opens way for civil service reform

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the Court of Final Appeal is that it might rule against the government. Already there is speculation that the administration might then seek a Basic Law interpretation from the Standing Committee ... of law and the Court of Final Appeal's role in upholding it, should be used sparingly and avoided whenever possible. In addition to the 2002 law that allowed the government to cut civil ...

  2. Court to rule on foreign helpers' residency today

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Appeal will hand down its judgment today on the government's appeal against a controversial ruling giving foreign domestic helpers the right to apply for permanent residence. The appeal stems from a ruling by Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, of the Court of First Instance, who found in September that an immigration provision ...

  3. Pilots may appeal after Cathay sacking victory

    Posted Dec 28th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Simpson Warham, one of the sacked pilots and a former president of the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association, said the pilots were considering taking their case to the Court of Final Appeal. He ... on the possibility of an appeal, he said: 'It is one of the options. It is not over.' Last week's judgment saw the Court of Appeal overturn a lower court ruling to award each of the pilots ...

  4. Top court backs mainland ruling on assets in divorce

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The Court of Final Appeal has upheld a ruling recognising the mainland divorce of a couple with substantial assets there and in Hong Kong, in a case that could lead ... Previously, the Court of Appeal recognised the Shenzhen divorce and overturned an earlier order for ancillary relief to the wife. Yesterday, the top court rejected the wife's appeal and upheld ...

  5. Highest court seeks ruling from Beijing

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Court of Final Appeal has asked Beijing - for the first time - to interpret Hong Kong's constitution in a landmark case on state immunity, raising concerns about the city's ... requested the NPC Standing Committee to interpret the Basic Law on three occasions. But yesterday was the first time that the city's top court had asked for an interpretation. The court found ...

  6. Helper turns to court in fight to keep her daughter in HK

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney A Sri Lankan domestic helper fighting the Immigration Department to keep her two-year-old daughter in Hong Kong is taking the battle to court. Renuka Wijesingha, 43, has been ... for several extensions on the basis that she was in the process of applying for a dependent visa for her child. However, the application for a dependent visa was refused, as were subsequent appeals ...

  7. Justice for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the SAR. In March, Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal will hear a case to decide whether Congo enjoys 'sovereign immunity', a part of law that stops a country from being sued without its agreement. The Congo has appealed to Beijing, hoping it will help in the case where it is being sued by an American fund. ...

  8. Tea-house killers launch appeals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Five men convicted of an execution-style killing at the Luk Yu Tea House in Central are expected to face court again early next year after they appealed to a higher mainland ... who was jailed for life by the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court last month, has lodged an appeal against his conviction to the Guangdong Higher People's Court. Also appealing ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No place for bad jokes in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... be heard in Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal seems to show that jokes are rather dangerous in these parts. This case raises challenging questions over freedom of speech and use ... liberties aspects of this case, the current application for review by the Court of Final Appeal has to be limited to a relatively confined question- namely that of whether it is possible to convict ...

  10. News - China

    Filipinos back Manila's move to confront China over South China Sea

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:49pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Poll shows popularity of decision to challenge China's claims in UN-backed tribunal Filipinos back court action in sea row A majority of Filipinos back the Philippine government's move to challenge China's territorial claims over the South China Sea before an international arbitration court, according to the results of a poll released ...




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