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  1. Succession plan to guard our judicial independence?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The appointment of Geoffrey Ma Tao-li to succeed Andrew Li Kwok-nang, announced at the same time as the appointment of three non-permanent judges of the Court of Final Appeal, underlines the relative youth of the incumbent chief justice. Ma, at 54, is seven years younger than Li. However, all three new appointees to the Court of Final Appeal are older than Li. While Li ...

  2. Geoffrey Ma named as next chief justice

    Posted Apr 09th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... judges of the Court of Final Appeal. It was announced yesterday that, as expected, Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, chief judge of the High Court, would take over as chief justice on the retirement of Andrew ... with several senior ones nearing retirement age. The three judges named to the Court of Final Appeal were Mr Justice Robert Tang Ching, Mr Justice Frank Stock and Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, all from ...

  3. Courts 'must not rule on chief's term'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Professor Xu said the Court of Final Appeal had accumulated lots of experience in recent years and it was impossible for the court to challenge the central government again. 'I'm confident that there would not be a repeat of the saga surrounding the Court of Final Appeal in 1999,' he said. In an interpretation of the Basic Law in June 1999, the National People's Congress Standing ...

  4. We depend on more than the courts for our rights

    Posted May 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... systems'. At issue was a demonstration by 16 Falun Gong members outside the central government liaison office in 2002. On Thursday, the Court of Final Appeal unanimously overturned the convictions ... of the Court of Final Appeal judges on issues concerning civil rights and freedom. Against the backdrop of gloom and doom over human-rights protections, developments in the city since the handover have ...

  5. Scholar and scourge of democrats dies at 81

    Posted Jan 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... be consistent with the Basic Law. For this reason he was especially critical of the Court of Final Appeal in 1999 for granting right of abode to thousands of mainland children of Hong Kong residents- ... whenever they were deemed to have deviated from the Basic Law. He once argued that courts in Hong Kong exceeded their powers when striking down legislation they found inconsistent with the Basic ...

  6. Panel head plays down Legco role in selecting next chief justice

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... Legco is asked to endorse appointments. Currently, the government tables a request to appoint judges to the Court of Final Appeal and the chief judge of the High Court in the form of a motion ...

  7. Democrats are weakening HK, tycoon says

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... development.' Chan is particularly scathing of the judiciary, saying he hopes that High Court chief judge Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, who will succeed Andrew Li Kwok-nang as Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal when he retires at the end of August, will lead the court to back to the 'right track'. 'In Hong Kong our legal system wrongly thinks it is so almighty that it can rule ...

  8. Winston Chu was stalked by his foes

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... the on-going court cases that our society has undertaken will continue.' The appeal launched by the Town Planning Board in the Wan Chai reclamation case will be heard by the Court of Final Appeal ... but the Wan Chai project remains on hold pending the result of a December appeal against a court ruling against the works there. As well as leaving Hong Kong, the threats prompted Mr Chu to quit ...

  9. Political Animal

    Posted Feb 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legal experts, Xiao Weiyun, Shao Tianren and Wu Jianfan, were dubbed the 'four guardians of the Basic Law' after they criticised Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal in 1999 ...

  10. Ocean-vessel trade key component of RTT profitability

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... annual revenue may rest on the two-day trial at the Court of Final Appeal. 'On Monday, if the court says I cannot [handle intra-Asia vessels], I will stick to my job, positive that we can ... on Monday will reach the final leg of its two-year legal battle with the government over its right to serve ocean-going vessels, a valuable and growing source of revenue for the firm. Its new ...




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