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  1. 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 ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - Hong Kong Open

    Little-known Belgian knocks out Daniela Hantuchova to reach quarter-finals of Hong Kong Open

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 11:46pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to conditions. This is the first time I’m playing on this centre court and it took some time, but now I feel good. I don’t know much about my opponent in the quarter-final, but I feel I have adapted ... organisers would have hoped former world No 5 Hantuchova would carry the star appeal at the inaugural US$250,000 WTA International tournament until the latter stages this weekend. But Van Uytvanck, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Outgoing chief justice dons robes a final time

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a 'son of Hong Kong' called to duty in historic times. Lawyers, judges and members of the public attended a ceremonial farewell sitting at the Court of Final Appeal yesterday as Hong ... tribute to Li and his achievements- in particular the foundation of the Court of Final Appeal and Li's dedication to nurturing talent and inspiring others to serve the community. Secretary ...

  5. Divorced men fight equal split of assets

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... involve divorces in which the wives won much larger settlements after appealing against the amounts they were initially awarded. A lawyer for one of the men argued in the Court of Final Appeal yesterday that it was unfair and against Hong Kong practice to rule, as the Court of Appeal did in 2008, that a 50-50 split should be the starting point. That ruling moved away from the previous ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Chief justice faces more than legal challenges

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kui-nung as his replacement as Chief Judge of the High Court. But this is only one piece of the giant jigsaw puzzle that Ma must piece together, for Cheung's expected promotion merely begins another search for a new judge to replace him in charge of the constitutional and administrative cases at the Court of First Instance. Such decisions may not attract the same publicity as landmark ...

  8. Pressure on judges, magistrates deplored

    Posted Aug 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bokhary of the Court of Final Appeal, to a year's probation on August 2 for slapping a police officer after a car accident in Happy Valley on January 27. The sentence triggered a public ... on probation. The Department of Justice has asked the Court of Appeal to review the sentence for assault and refusing to give a breath sample after an accident. The joint statement read: 'Whilst ...

  9. Succession plan to guard our judicial independence?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The appointment of Geoffrey Ma Tao-li to succeed Andrew Li Kwok-nang, announced at the same time as the appointment of three non-permanent judges of the Court of Final Appeal, underlines the relative youth of the incumbent chief justice. Ma, at 54, is seven years younger than Li. However, all three new appointees to the Court of Final Appeal are older than Li. While Li ...

  10. Motorist's right-to-silence fight may go to Court of Final Appeal

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A motorist's fight to overhaul city traffic laws may be headed to the Court of Final Appeal. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal, which struck down Richard ... But the three judges agreed yesterday that the case raised an issue of 'great and general importance' that should be heard by the Court of Final Appeal. 'As soon as the magistrate ruled ...




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