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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 ...

  5. Young lawyers win David and Goliath fight

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... In a unanimous decision yesterday, the Court of Final Appeal quashed an appeal launched by Kao, Lee & Yip, and scolded it for suing the lawyers after they quit the firm three years ago One lawyer, ... Peter Brieger When Lau Wing and Tsui Wai-yu finished law school, the trainee solicitors could not have imagined they would end up in a David and Goliath court battle with their first ...

  6. 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 ...

  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 ...

  8. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Khmer Rouge leaders to appeal life sentences handed down by UN-backed Cambodia court

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:43am

    ... leaders convicted on Thursday for crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes tribunal will appeal the verdicts and life prison terms, their lawyers said. “We will appeal ... 83-year-old former regime head of state Khieu Samphan, said: “This is not justice... We will appeal the verdict and sentence.” The historic verdicts were announced against Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal ruling on social security is fair

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 03:44am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In a landmark ruling on Tuesday, the Court of Final Appeal struck down the seven-year residency rule for immigrants to qualify for comprehensive social-security payments. If the initial reaction ... SCMP Editorial Social security ruling is fair Hong Kong courts rule according to law rather than government's preference or public opinion. From time to time, our judges overturn ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Task force report into CSSA system 'got it wrong', says Court of Final Appeal

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by JULIE CHU

    ... ageing population and highlighted the one-way permit scheme admitting immigrants- especially the young- from the mainland. But the Court of Final Appeal cast doubt on the report, which ...




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