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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    A life in court: lawyers, robbers and other reptiles

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judges of the Court of Final Appeal, Bokhary describes this pivotal moment and many others from his years on the bench in his autobiography Recollections, seen exclusively by the South China ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Kemal Bokhary's memoirs recall big moments in his rise from factory floor to top-level judge A life in court: lawyers, robbers and other reptiles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1221701/life-court-lawyers-robbers-and-other-reptiles
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court rejects abode bid by Hong Kong-born girl

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:15pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday refused an application by an eight-year-old girl born locally to mainlanders to join the right of abode challenge mounted by foreign domestic helpers. Liang Wing-ki and her mother, Li Yinxian, worried that her right of abode would be affected after the government said it would request the top court to ask ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1158936/top-court-rejects-abode-bid-hong-kong-born-girl
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Appeal court judges should all be Chinese nationals, scholars say

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... nationals' All judges of the Court of Final Appeal should be Chinese nationals, to reflect the principle of Hongkongers ruling Hong Kong, two key Basic Law experts say. The idea was floated by mainland scholar Cheng Jie, who suggested the Court of Final Appeal undergo a reform. "It should not only be a court for the [city] but also a national court," Cheng, who is Tsinghua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075187/appeal-court-judges-should-all-be-chinese-nationals-scholars-say
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese-only judges in top court would hurt Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by VICTOR FUNG KEUNG

    ... only Chinese judges to Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal is alarmist and misguided. Such a move would only erode investors' confidence in the city. Mainland scholar Cheng Jie, a former researcher for the Basic Law Committee, told a seminar this month that the Court of Final Appeal should be made up only of Chinese nationals. She said this would reflect the principle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1092328/chinese-only-judges-top-court-would-hurt-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Nancy Kissel cannot file further appeal, Court of Appeal rules

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:01pm by Austin Chiu

    ... on whether she could take her case to the Court of Final Appeal. Yesterday, as the application was turned down, Kissel's lawyers said they would approach the Court of Final Appeal directly. ... was killed in 2006 at his Connecticut home. Kissel's first conviction, in 2005, was overturned in 2010 by the Court of Final Appeal, which cited legal errors. She was found guilty in a 2011 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1412400/nancy-kissel-cannot-file-further-appeal-court-appeal-rules
  8. New chief justice must rise to the challenge

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and uphold common law principles. Ma has a heavy responsibility to ensure this continues. He will preside over the Court of Final Appeal. Established as part of the arrangements for the handover, ... is controversial. It has given rise to valid concerns that the step may alter the special character the Court of Final Appeal enjoys as being detached from the lower courts. The top court usually considers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711373/new-chief-justice-must-rise-challenge
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court throws out horse trainer Brian Kan's final appeal request

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of court The last hope for five-time champion horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee to quash his vote bribery verdict has been dashed, with the top court rejecting his request for a final appeal. A tight-lipped Kan, 75, walked out of the Court of Final Appeal after the decision by a three-judge panel presided over by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. The former racehorse trainer who had trained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1283414/court-throws-out-horse-trainer-brian-kans-final-appeal-request
  10. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen rejects call for Chinese-only appeal judges

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... The city's justice minister dismissed suggestions that all Court of Final Appeal judges should be Chinese nationals, as this would "unduly restrict" the talent available for appointment. ... on Sunday that the Court of Final Appeal, the city's highest court, should comprise only Chinese nationals. Cheng said this would reflect the principle that Hongkongers should rule Hong Kong- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1076602/justice-secretary-rimsky-yuen-rejects-call-chinese-only-appeal-judges

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