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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Beijing's previous Basic Law rulings

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Beijing's previous Basic Law rulings The Court of Final Appeal ruled in 1999 that there were two conditions under which it should refer cases to Beijing ... executive at the time, to address his succession after Tung stepped down in the middle of his second term. The most recent case came last year when the Court of Final Appeal, at the suggestion ...

  2. All city's top judges 'considered quitting'

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... according to a US diplomatic cable published by WikiLeaks. Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary (pictured) told the US consulate in 2007 that he and other four judges of the Court of Final Appeal ... of the Court of Final Appeal who made the landmark ruling in 1999 were Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, Mr Justice Henry Litton, Mr Justice Charles Ching and Sir Anthony Mason. Ching died in 2000. ...

  3. Target middlemen behind births surge

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to give birth without bookings. The Basic Law gives right of abode to those who are born in the city. The Court of Final Appeal has ruled that the right extends to children born to Chinese parents ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Being to bring HK courts into line

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Law, requested by the special administrative region's highest court. It is the first time Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal has gone to the national legislature to decide ... the court's jurisdiction in a commercial case. Is the court bound to follow Beijing's position, where states are immune in all types of case, or may the SAR follow the position ...

  6. We did not steal slogan, Bocog says as case comes to court

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Dream', was stolen. In a statement issued on its website late on Friday, Bocog insisted the slogan, unveiled in 2005 after a month-long appeal for proposals, was not invented by any single ... 'One World, One Dream' was finally confirmed based on careful studies and debates. Bocog is sincerely grateful to all participants in the solicitation campaign, holding that the brilliant ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Leung defends request to Beijing for views on residency

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, Christy Choi

    ... request to Beijing for residency views Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday defended his government's controversial decision to ask the Court of Final Appeal to seek Beijing's ... Kong ...Why not wait for the Court of Final Appeal?" ...

  8. Referral must be handled with care

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... battle involved a hedge fund seeking to recover a debt of US$100 million owed by the Congolese government. In a 3-2 majority judgment, the Court of Final Appeal found that the mainland legal ... by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress that clarifies certain questions raised by the appeal. The fact that the ruling overturned a Court of Appeal judgment and that two ...

  9. Presidential candidates make final arguments

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Minnie Chan in Kaohsiung Taiwan's three presidential candidates made their final campaign rallies yesterday before 18 million people vote today to decide ... to cross-strait ties if elected. Tsai also said she would form a coalition government and consult other parties- a promise she made last week to appeal to the more than 30 per cent of voters who ...

  10. Abode issue is strictly HK's affair

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for our courts. Resorting to the highest state organ for a final ruling in such a case would raise concerns about Hong Kong's rule of law and separate legal system. The residency issue is very different in nature from the recent case involving state immunity in which the Court of Final Appeal itself referred a matter for interpretation by Beijing. Requesting an interpretation ...




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