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  1. HK faces loss of liberal voice in the top court

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary of Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal will retire in October, putting more pressure on a judiciary that faces a shortage ... of law. His leaving the Court of Final Appeal is certainly a loss of a liberal voice of the bench.' Martin Lee Chu-ming, the city's most senior senior counsel and a former lawmaker, said ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Watchdog stands by decision in iPhone case

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JULIE CHU

    ... a defeat related to the case in the Court of Final Appeal. The Communications Authority yesterday lost its bid to quash a lower court's ruling that its appeals board had jurisdiction to hear ... companies: Smartone, CSL and Hutchison. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, Mr Justice Roberto Ribeiro and Mr Justice Joseph Fok, sitting in the Court of Final Appeal, upheld the Court of Appeal ...




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