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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Task force report into CSSA system 'got it wrong', says Court of Final Appeal

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by JULIE CHU

    ... the introduction of the seven-year rule to the CSSA system. The report was published in February 2003 just before the full severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak, and became policy on January 1, ... ageing population and highlighted the one-way permit scheme admitting immigrants- especially the young- from the mainland. But the Court of Final Appeal cast doubt on the report, which ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Top judge vows transparency in court system

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Keith Zhai

    ... transparency in court system The country's chief judge pledged yesterday to increase transparency in the judicial process as 3,000 provincial and lower level courts began to post judgments online. Supreme People's Court President Zhou Qiang announced the move yesterday as part of an experiment to improve the judicial system announced by the Communist Party after the third plenum, ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Blasphemy case girl escapes Pakistan and moves with family to Canada

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Ottawa She flees to Canada after going into hiding following false claims she burned Koran Blasphemy case girl escapes Pakistan A young Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan has fled with her family to Canada. Rimsha Masih wa ...

  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    Guangdong chief justice calls for reform of China's 'Soviet' court system

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:07pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Top judge says court system is outdated Guangdong’s top judge has criticised the mainland’s court system as unsuited  to a modern economy and called for steps to reduce interference by judicial  superiors and local governments. Zheng E, head of the Guangdong Higher People’s Court, told China Newsweek the judicial system operates under an outdated Soviet-style model that treats ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    24 years after June 4, party must loosen grip on China's court system

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... relationships, as well as party policies. Finally, of course, each court has its own internal party organisation and control system that influences the decision-making of the legal professionals within ... Jerome A. Cohen Jerome A. Cohen says the Communist Party's sustained efforts since June 4 to influence China's courts for its own ends may be easing, but judicial independence ...

  6. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor A barrister was sentenced to 3½ years' jail yesterday for what a judge said were "obnoxious" deals to buy into his clients' ... in dismay. The prosecution could find only one other case in the whole world of proceedings against champerty: a local solicitor whose conviction was quashed by the Court of Final Appeal last year, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Africans take Hong Kong's refugee vetting system to High Court

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 02:58pm by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Three African men have taken their challenge against Hong Kong’s system for vetting refugee claims to the highest court, arguing that the government must assess the applications itself rather than passing the responsibility on to the UNHCR. Lawyers for the men, who have not been identified by name, are making their case at the Court of Final ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Overworked justice system at risk

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... country, two systems". The lack of adequate resources and support, coupled with the recent spate of judicial vacancies and imminent retirements, has threatened the judiciary, access to justice and the state of our rule of law. The average waiting time for cases, from filing to judicial hearing, has increased significantly in recent years. Civil matters in the Court of Appeal now wait ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Racist bureaucrats who run apartheid school system should be kicked out

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:19am by Alex Lo

    ... officials who allow this scandalous state of affairs to continue are borderline criminals. They should be sued and hauled before international human rights courts. Of course, we have always known this. So in that sense, we have all been complicit. But Equal Opportunities Commission chief Dr York Chow Yat-Ngok has given the government an ultimatum to change the system before taking ...

  10. News - Asia - INDIA

    Justice in India hindered by overloaded legal system

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 05:34pm by Associated Press in New Delhi

    ... and ensuring cases are trial ready. Court procedures lack flexibility and often involve excruciating layers of paperwork. The commission has suggested the entire legal system be overhauled, with more ... in India’s top court, said the prosecution had put up such a massive witness list because of the high profile nature of the case. She also criticised the fast track court system, saying it promised ...




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