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  1. Comment - Letters

    Gradually refine legal system to strengthen accountability

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... the independence of the judiciary. I believe that the appeal system assures sufficient judicial accountability. If an individual is aggrieved by the court's decision, he or she can appeal to the upper ... Gradually refine legal system to strengthen accountability For many years, there has been much debate about the possibility of greater judicial transparency in Hong Kong. Instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1552892/gradually-refine-legal-system-strengthen-accountability
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    In India, caste system ensures you are what you eat

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:09pm by Amrit Dhillon

    ... by various groups. Like the caste system itself, the food rules constitute an immense and informal codification whose only raison d'etre appears to be the classification of Indians ... for Kayasthas. The cuisine of this caste has been documented by Preeta Mathur in The Courtly Cuisine: Kayastha Kitchens Through India. She explains how, by virtue of being the administrators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1558061/you-are-what-you-eat
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com HK lawyer expresses doubts about scheme since contracts often based on mainland law Qianhai court to allow Hong Kong jurors A Shenzhen court is to adopt a new jury system that will allow Hong Kong residents to join its legal panel, mainland media reported. The Qianhai District Court will invite Hongkongers to take part in its three-member judging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Christy Choi

    ... organisations locked in a bitter dispute have reached an out-of-court settlement in a defamation case. Long-established NGO Christian Action had reached a deal to end its action against relative newcomer Vision First so both could focus on "ongoing work to assist refugees," Christian Action counsel Earl Deng said. The settlement was reported to the High Court yesterday morning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562859/refugee-groups-reach-out-court-deal-settle-defamation-case
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Yukos shareholders awarded US$51 billion from Russia by Hague arbitration court

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow and London Hague court awards the compensation to shareholders in defunct oil giant, but now comes the battle to enforce the ruling Russia told to pay US$50b in Yukos case The Hague's arbitration court has ruled that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in oil giant Yukos US$51.6 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561352/yukos-shareholders-awarded-us51-billion-russia-hague-arbitration-court
  6. News - World

    Terror suspects tortured at CIA 'black site' in Poland win payouts from European court

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... client Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was held and tortured. "The court's findings include a damning indictment of the US military commission system, where our client is now facing trial ... Associated Press in Warsaw Poland must pay terror suspects tortured by CIA Europe's top human rights court has ruled that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558440/terror-suspects-tortured-cia-black-site-poland-win-payouts-european-court
  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Mock trials teach students about Hong Kong's legal system

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... Andrea Zavadszky life@scmp.com Offering secondary school students court experience is a great way to teach them about our legal system- and the consequences of crime, writes Andrea ... a real-life court experience to secondary school students is a great way to impress upon them the consequences of crime and how the legal system works in our community. The society also offers schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1537034/mock-trials-teach-students-about-hong-kongs-legal-system
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White paper fails with its lopsided view of 'one country, two systems'

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:15pm by Simon Young

    ... systems", warts and all. Its presentation is "lopsided", to borrow language from the paper. It overemphasises progress measured in terms of financial figures and shows no awareness ... of the High Court" and then later the "chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal" and "chief judge of the High Court". The reference to the "broadly representative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1534777/white-paper-fails-its-lopsided-view-one-country-two-systems
  9. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Anger over New Zealand court leniency on Maori king’s son draws fire

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... New Zealanders were not treated so leniently by the court system. "It is time, perhaps, that judges come back to this planet and recognise that their job is to apply justice equally ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Court leniency on Maori king's son draws fire New Zealand's courts face criticism after the son of the Maori king escaped conviction on theft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546702/anger-over-new-zealand-court-leniency-maori-kings-son-draws-fire
  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine Supreme Court partially voids Aquino's stimulus package

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Top court partially voids stimulus package The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday voided parts of President Benigno Aquino's 144 billion peso (HK$25.54 billion) stimulus package in a landmark ruling that may leave him open to lawsuits seeking his impeachment. The court declared as illegal some parts of the president's Disbursement Acceleration Program, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1544463/philippine-supreme-court-partially-voids-aquinos-stimulus-package

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