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  1. A chance goes begging as the post office fails language test

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... to question Italian officers who were part of the raid- in part because the post office could not decipher the Italian for 'Court of Appeal'. Shortly after the companies and directors lodged their legal challenge against the raids, Paddy Chan Mei-yiu asked for permission to question the two Italian prosecutors and two accountants who had taken part in the searches. The Court of First ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720933/chance-goes-begging-post-office-fails-language-test
  2. New chief justice must rise to the challenge

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's legal system depends on having an independent judiciary delivering court judgments fairly, fearlessly and in accordance with established legal principles. This has been ... enjoyed a stellar reputation as a senior counsel before joining the judiciary in 2001. Ma was swiftly promoted to chief judge of the High Court, a position he has held for seven years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711373/new-chief-justice-must-rise-challenge
  3. Top court gives order to speed up petition cases

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The mainland's top court has ordered judges around the country to speed up handling petition complaints and applications for retrial that involve lawsuits against ... to 'reduce the number of such cases dramatically within a relatively short period', Supreme People's Court deputy chief Jiang Bixin told a national courts work meeting in Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715147/top-court-gives-order-speed-petition-cases
  4. No abuse of the judicial review process, Li says

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

    ... that the review system is being abused. 'There is no danger of any abuse of the process,' Andrew Li Kwok-nang said, noting that last year, review hearings were refused 47 per cent of the time- in 56 cases out of 119. But he urged the public to reflect on why so many people were going to court, lodging applications for judicial review. 'Why is there [such] a number of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703402/no-abuse-judicial-review-process-li-says
  5. 'One country, two systems' at heart of appeal

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The Court of Final Appeal will be asked to decide whether it has jurisdiction to determine issues of state immunity in a case that will put the 'one country, two systems' principle to the test. The case, which highlights the city's role as a dispute resolution centre, involves an application by a New York company, FG Hemisphere Associates, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713516/one-country-two-systems-heart-appeal
  6. Minister seeks to force inquest

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Serious public interest requires an inquest into the death of a boy who had a pulmonary haemorrhage during an operation, a court heard yesterday. This was so because of what a specialist described as 'gross errors' by the surgeons involved, the Court of First Instance was told. The submission came from deputy director of public prosecutions David Leung Cheuk-yin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730672/minister-seeks-force-inquest
  7. Judges have responsibility to protect integrity of legal system

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

    ... I refer to the University of Hong Kong conference titled Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal: The Andrew Li Court 1997-2010 ('Legal world pays tribute to outgoing HK chief justice', March 6). The conference presented draft chapters of a planned book on the first 13 years of the court's history. The book will be an important historical record. The dean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708379/judges-have-responsibility-protect-integrity-legal-system
  8. Justice system where well-connected stay free

    Posted Aug 25th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila When Rolando Mendoza's grievances with the Philippine justice system were first aired, the hostage- taker's complaints fell on sympathetic ears. Mendoza's ultimately deadly protest was aimed specifically at Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, who is part of a justice system seen by many in the country as favouring the wealthy and well-connected. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723012/justice-system-where-well-connected-stay-free
  9. Beijing must reform mainland's flawed and unfair legal system

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Taiwan lawyer Yu-Jie Chen pointed out ('Law unto itself', April 1), its 'domestic legal system' is harming its image globally. It is ignoring obligations made through ... to such criticism from abroad by talking about interference in judicial sovereignty. Why were some of the powerful individuals and companies involved in this case not summoned to appear in court? Also, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710815/beijing-must-reform-mainlands-flawed-and-unfair-legal-system
  10. Diocese schools challenge fails

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... court yesterday. The diocese sought leave in the Court of Appeal to 'ask a question of great and general importance' at the Court of Final Appeal, but the appeal court denied the application. The diocese had previously claimed the reforms removed its autonomy in running schools and filed for a judicial review of the reforms. The lower court ruled the reforms were constitutional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716167/diocese-schools-challenge-fails

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