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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Kemal Bokhary rejects call to exclude overseas judges from top court

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... the posts. Bokhary, who retired as a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal last month, was responding to a mainland scholar's suggestion that overseas judges should be excluded from Hong ... Appeal judges should all be Chinese nationals or permanent Hong Kong residents. Bokhary was also asked about the Court of Final Appeal ruling in 2001 conferring automatic residency on babies born ...

  2. Maids ruling has to run its course

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lawyers plan to take the case to the Court of Final Appeal. It is an emotive issue, but regardless of the views of those with a vested interest, the arguments that have been put forward must ... Much would seem to be at stake, not just for domestic helpers. If the case does go to the Court of Final Appeal, it has to be handled with the greatest care. The rights of all Hong Kong people ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance - COURTS

    Convicted insider trader abandons final appeal

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal after the Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal against the conviction in September. However, his sentence of seven years was reduced to six after that appeal ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Banker serving six years gives up appeal against conviction, setting the stage for civil proceedings Convicted insider trader abandons final appeal ...

  4. Judge took 30 months to deliver her decision

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Prominent lawyer and part-time judge Gladys Li SC was given a stern rebuke by the Court of Final Appeal yesterday for taking 21/2 years to deliver a judgment. The Court of Final Appeal described the delay as totally unacceptable and put the rest of the judiciary on notice that it expected cases to be decided in a far more timely fashion. The comment came after ...

  5. Abode seekers demand action

    Posted Jan 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a court ruling that allowed thousands of them to stay in the city. That judgment by the Court of Final Appeal on January 29, 1999, was overruled by the National People's Congress five months ... Siu-kwong. Some chanted 'Give me back my right of abode' outside the Court of Final Appeal. Some abode seekers living illegally in Hong Kong also joined the march and vigil. Cardinal Joseph ...

  6. Socialite appeals against fraud charge

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Jailed socialite Mo Yuk-ping will challenge the validity of one of the charges against her in the Court of Final Appeal. The city's highest court yesterday granted Mo ... to defraud possible investors and was sentenced to concurrent two-year sentences. She was also found guilty perverting the course of justice and sentenced to 18 months' jail. The Court of Appeal ...

  7. Citizens' Radio activists to fight on after appeal blow

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will go to the Court of Final Appeal because the law is outdated and it suppresses our freedom of speech that contravenes the Basic Law,' Tsang said. 'We will continue ... Yvonne Tsui Court overturns magistrates' ruling on illegal broadcasting The government yesterday won its appeal against the dismissal of charges against Citizens' Radio activists ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Seizing assets with no conviction imperils rule of law

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and Futures Commission, now crowing over this Court of Final Appeal decision, must concede, Tiger Asia has not been convicted of insider dealing, nor even brought to trial for it. The question ... to use. Hong Kong is not Afghanistan. I do not know what reasons Court of Final Appeal Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma will now offer for siding with SFC. He will hand down his written reasons later ...

  9. Foreign influence 'significant' in local rights cases

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Foreign judges and lawyers have exerted a 'significant international influence' in human rights cases heard by the Court of Final Appeal in the past 10 years, a study ... lasting four days. A matter of principles Authorship/co-authorship of majority judgments in Court of Final Appeal rights cases Permanent judges Andrew Li: 17 Roberto Ribeiro: 11 Kemal Bokhary: 10 ...

  10. Justice's role in selection of law dean a conflict of interest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of its law faculty dean. The justice's presence on the committee that reviews the law dean's appointment entails conflict of interest. As a justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr ... the justice's opinions could and should be challenged. The judge could be impartial when he reviews the appointment of the law dean who can influence academic discussions of the Court of Final ...




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