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  1. Helpers can take residency case to highest court

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Appeal ruled yesterday. Evangeline Banao Vallejos and Daniel Domingo were granted permission to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal because the key issue - the constitutionality of an immigration ... years. The final appeal's result will have far-reaching implications for the 285,000 foreign domestic helpers in the city. About 125,000 have lived here for seven years or more. Lawyer ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Retiring Court of Final Appeal judge Kemal Bokhary warns of legal turmoil

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... of a 2001 Court of Final Appeal ruling which conferred automatic residency on babies born to mainland parents in Hong Kong. He also disagreed with Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung ... Kong, a retiring judge of the top court said yesterday. Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary said "talk about reinterpreting a decision of the courts of long standing" was one specific element ...

  3. Top court backs Long Hair in 'bungled' case

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was bungled beyond salvation, the city's highest court has ruled. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday rejected an application by the government to hear an appeal into the January quashing ... the defendants of a fair trial.' Mr Leung welcomed the ruling, saying: 'That means we are right. There was no case for the government to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal... The Department ...

  4. Top court's time is being wasted

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Court of Final Appeal has a unique constitutional role. Vested with the power of final adjudication in cases, it is the ultimate guardian of justice and a pillar of Hong Kong's ... it to the top court. At present, the law gives an automatic right for civil appeals to go there if the dispute involves HKS1 million or more. This is a development of the system which existed before ...

  5. Ma takes firm stance on role of courts

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Basic Law in 1999 by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. In 1999, he represented the government in the case, in which the Court of Final Appeal ruled any Chinese ... of that ruling. Ma's involvement in the case, the very first involving Basic Law issues to reach the Court of Final Appeal, as well as subsequent cases that debated the effect of the Standing ...

  6. Experts likely to be the final witnesses

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thereafter. In the event of a judgment for either party, an appeal by the losing party could be made at the Court of Appeal, and possibly a further appeal to the Court of Final Appeal. ... Yvonne Tsui and Loretta Fong The hearing to decide who will inherit Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's vast fortune will enter its final stage with the hearing of evidence from two fung shui ...

  7. Final ruling in Congo case toes the line

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com The landmark 'Congo case', which in deciding Hong Kong's policy on state immunity triggered the first court request to Beijing for a Basic Law interpretation, has finally ended. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday handed down its final judgment in the case, confirming a provisional ruling in June that a state's commercial activities ...

  8. Court of opinion

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... believes Bokhary's influential uncles, Court of Final Appeal judge Kemal Bokhary and executive councillor Ronald Arculli, applied pressure on the judge to go easy on their niece. What's ... of the government. Public outrage has forced his department to appeal against magistrate Anthony Yuen Wai-ming's soft treatment of Bokhary. But how does that reverse the belief that our courts ...

  9. Charles Mok loses final appeal over poll rival's victory

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Final Appeal in a written judgment handed down yesterday. Mok lost the vote in 2008 by a margin of 35 votes to Tam, who had 2,017 votes. Mok argued unsuccessfully that Tam- who spent HK$220,000 ... expenses limit. Mok filed appeal after appeal but never won. He was ordered to pay legal costs to Tam, who said he had spent HK$5 million on the prolonged case. 'This court case has dragged ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Treatment of torture claimants in breach of laws and treaties

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... after the city's top court ruled the government had breached laws and international treaties. The landmark decision- handed down by the Court of Final Appeal late last month- means ... that a very high threshold must be surmounted." The court dismissed Ubamaka's appeal against deportation, ruling that he failed to show to a convincing degree that he faced ill-treatment ...




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