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  1. Early departure of chief justice seen as a good test for rule of law

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong's Court of Final Appeal: The Andrew Li Court 1997-2010. The presentations will be compiled in book form later. Presentations were given yesterday on the increasingly high regard in which ... The outcome of those debates was that it is not mandatory for foreign judges to sit in a hearing at the Court of Final Appeal. But under Li, only 9.3 per cent of cases have been heard without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707886/early-departure-chief-justice-seen-good-test-rule-law
  2. A judicial achiever who steadied the ship

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... - and controversially - established Court of Final Appeal on a firm footing. This meant finding top-class judges from Hong Kong and overseas. One of his greatest achievements, some lawyers say, has been the ability to hire respected justices from Commonwealth countries to sit as non-permanent judges of the court. It is seen as having contributed to high-quality judgments, enabling the Court of Final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691318/judicial-achiever-who-steadied-ship
  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yesterday's front-page article about seven abode claimants cleared of manslaughter and arson convictions wrongly stated the Court of Final Appeal ruled that Mr Justice Thomas Gall had misdirected the jury on the notion of 'joint enterprise'. The report should have said the Court of Final Appeal gave directions on the notion of 'joint enterprise' for the retrial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474815/corrections-clarifications
  4. View judicial reviews as a good thing, says chief justice

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a government ban denying inmates the right to vote. Lord Woolf, a former lord chief justice of England and Wales, and a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, told the conference ... the Court of Final Appeal issued a stinging rebuke of the system of immigration arrangements for those claiming protection after having been tortured in their home countries. The system, in which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663356/view-judicial-reviews-good-thing-says-chief-justice
  5. Court rules civil service pay cut unconstitutional

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Patsy Moy

    ... seek leave to take the case to the Court of Final Appeal. In its ruling, the Court of Appeal said the law had made conditions of service less favourable than before the handover ... 'We have decided to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal and to seek an early hearing in view of the considerable public importance of the case.' He said it was hypothetical at this stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480196/court-rules-civil-service-pay-cut-unconstitutional
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Kulemesin appeal asks court to rule on navigating stretch of Hong Kong water

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... and Tang Dock-wah, chief pilot onboard the Yao Hai, are asking the Court of Final Appeal to overturn their convictions on charges related to endangering life at sea. Both men had their jail terms cut at the Court of Appeal in December 2011. Kulemesin, who was originally jailed for three years, two months, had his sentence reduced to 18 months. Tang Dock-wah was freed after his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128891/kulemesin-appeal-asks-court-rule-navigating-stretch-hong-kong-water
  7. Do your own dirty work

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... no time to put pressure on the Court of Final Appeal. It asked it to also shorten the appeal period, setting a deadline of 8am on the Monday for the court to resolve any legal challenge. This gave ... 28 days in which to decide whether to file an appeal. However, on that day, the Court of Appeal, bowing to pressure from the Housing Authority, agreed to drastically curtail that period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489922/do-your-own-dirty-work
  8. Vigil marks key ruling on abode

    Posted Jan 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Hundreds of right-of-abode-seekers held an assembly and a candlelit vigil yesterday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Court of Final Appeal's landmark ruling. Lenny Kwok ... 300 abode-seekers and their parents took pictures outside of the court. They then put their pictures on a tree, which symbolised home. 'But many homes have been broken because many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442730/vigil-marks-key-ruling-abode
  9. Top court upholds under-age sex verdict

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... three years ago, the Court of Final Appeal has ruled. So Wai-lun was sentenced to four months in jail- suspended for two years- for having sex with a 13-year-old in July 2002. The court elected ... with that result and successfully appealed, getting the case remitted to Mr Ng with instructions to convict. In the Court of Final Appeal, Philip Dykes SC, for So, had argued that section 124 of the Crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557128/top-court-upholds-under-age-sex-verdict
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Final Appeal to begin abode hearing

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judicial go-round today. The Court of Final Appeal is due to begin hearing a challenge to the right of abode law, to determine whether foreign domestic helpers have the right to apply for permanent ... Hong Kong's judicial independence. Under the Basic Law, the Court of Final Appeal must seek an interpretation from Beijing if the relevant provision of the Basic Law concerns affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1158543/top-court-begin-abode-hearing

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