• Friday
  • November 21, 2014
  • Last updated: 11:32am
Hong Kong




Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 266 for court of final appeal

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Chief justice faces more than legal challenges

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kui-nung as his replacement as Chief Judge of the High Court. But this is only one piece of the giant jigsaw puzzle that Ma must piece together, for Cheung's expected promotion merely begins another search for a new judge to replace him in charge of the constitutional and administrative cases at the Court of First Instance. Such decisions may not attract the same publicity as landmark ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. They fought the law: key battlegrounds over the past decade

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... transmissions via the Citizens Radio between August and October last year. The six face 14 charges. The hearing has been adjourned to July 31 March 2007 The Court of Final Appeal rejects a government request to hear an appeal into the quashing of the convictions of Leung Kwok-hung and four other activists, found guilty in Eastern Court in March last year of obstructing a public place. ...

  4. Rule of law's health a matter of interpretation

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the judicial independence of Hong Kong. As Sir Anthony Mason, a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal and former chief justice of the High Court of Australia, summed up in an article last ... court. In January that year, the Court of Final Appeal ruled against the government, holding that many more people were entitled to the right of abode than the government claimed. More ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Who stays?

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... children born after at least one parent was a Hong Kong permanent resident had the right of abode. But, in 1999, the Court of Final Appeal decided, on common-law principles, that the Basic Law ... residents were excluded. Despite this, the Court of Final Appeal, when dealing in 2001 with the rights of children born in Hong Kong to mainland mothers, decided not to apply the committee's ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Court's liberal voice revered for dissent

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Court of Final Appeal by his colleagues in the legal profession, he has also been in the public eye. Indeed, Bokhary has made headlines for his pithy wisdom, his threat to resign, as revealed ... he joined the first cohort of Court of Final Appeal judges, tasked with building its authority under the Basic Law (the city's new mini-constitution), and maintaining Hong Kong's ...

  9. Retirement of liberal judge raises fears for our core values

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The biggest difference between a permanent and a non-permanent judge in the Court of Final Appeal is that the former must hear all appeal cases. Non-permanent judges have only rotating duties. We ... permanent judges to the Court of Final Appeal attracted extensive political debate and opposition from the pro-Beijing camp, which feared the objective was to protect Britain's political ...

  10. A question of autonomy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the business deals of nations were not immune. Yesterday, the Court of Final Appeal sided three to two with the Congo, finding that 'absolute immunity', where all state actions are free from ... said. 'The NPC is not a court of law. They must have political considerations.' Article 158 of the Basic Law allows the Court of Final Appeal to refer provision to the NPC Standing ...




SCMP.com Account