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  1. Highest court may return home

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong's most senior judges will return to the home of the city's former highest court if a proposal for the Court of Final Appeal to move into the current ... says it has handed over details for consideration. 'We are providing information on the space and other requirements, including various supporting facilities, of the Court of Final Appeal ...

  2. Macau's grand scam

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... bureau said that this area should be used for Macau's development. According to the evidence at his latest trial on corruption charges in Macau's Court of Final Appeal, the land ... Ao appointed several of his officials from the Infrastructure and Development Office to work at Lei Pou Fat, but the court found that the prosecution had not established that Ao was in charge ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 will go to the Court of Final Appeal because the law is outdated and it suppresses our freedom of speech that contravenes the Basic Law,' Tsang said.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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Court rejects appeal for pay-cut rethink

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Civil servant's case is utterly devoid of merit, say judges A bid by a senior government lawyer to force the Court of Final Appeal to rethink its decision to uphold $9.6 ... with the Department of Justice- filed two notices of motion to the Court of Final Appeal, asking it to reconsider its decision that cuts bringing civil service salaries back to their 1997 level were legal ...

  8. This lamentable chapter must never be repeated

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A lamentable chapter in Hong Kong's post-handover history has ended with the Court of Final Appeal's ruling against 14 mainlanders seeking the right of abode in the city. ... to flood the city, sought an interpretation of the clause by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which nullified the Court of Final Appeal's judgment. Passions were ...

  9. Why hurdle to maids' abode fell

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of such an interpretation. The Court of Final Appeal confirmed this in the abode case of Lau Kong-yung, on which it ruled after the Standing Committee gave its interpretation of the Basic Law in June 1999. ... Committee. In elaborating on the legal principles the courts relied on in interpreting the Basic Law, Judge Lam followed the ruling made by the Court of Final Appeal in a 2001 abode case, Director ...

  10. 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 ...




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