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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman brings alleged rapist to court after 5 years of agony

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JULIE CHU

    ... it might relieve her anguish, a court heard yesterday. The 30-year-old woman said Siu Wing-nin, 29, pushed her onto his bed and raped her when she went to his home in Sha Tin to borrow a camera from him on July 12, 2009. Siu pleaded not guilty to one count of rape when the case opened in the Court of First Instance yesterday. The woman said she did not report the alleged attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576271/woman-brings-alleged-rapist-court-after-5-years-agony
  2. 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
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Albert Yeung's court victory over Google shows need for law to adapt

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:32pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... to an improper curb on freedom of expression and whether he is abusing the court system by bringing a case in which the only people proved to have actually accessed the autocomplete results he complains ... Cliff Buddle Cliff Buddle says our internet freedoms are increasingly being challenged in court, not least in Hong Kong where a ruling against Google has underscored the need for our laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576985/albert-yeungs-court-victory-over-google-shows-need-law-adapt
  4. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... for individuals to express their discontent against the system- either through the legislature or the courts to change the laws." I am angry that many people are disrupting the rule of law by abusing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader
  5. 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
  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian court dissolves Muslim Brotherhood's political body

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 08:00pm by AFP, Reuters

    ... AFP and Reuters in Cairo Ruling on FJP, coupled with Brotherhood being deemed a 'terror group', may force movement underground An Egyptian court today ordered the dissolution ... its creation in the wake of the country’s Arab Spring uprising in 2011 and Morsi’s removal in July last year. In its ruling on Saturday, the Supreme Administrative Court ordered “the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570079/egyptian-court-tears-down-muslim-brotherhoods-last-political-body
  7. 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
  8. News - China

    LIVE: Chinese court jails GSK investigator Peter Humphrey for 2½ years on privacy charges

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:29am by Staff Reporters

    ... after serving the jail term 11.20pm: The couple's son, Harvey, 19, said "They were allowed to speak and present defence. I'm very sad about the court's verdict but I hope the authorities would take into account of their poor health. I'm absolutely exhausted. I'm going home tonight." 11.07pm: The couple have five days to appeal this verdict. Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568950/live-gsk-private-investigator-peter-humphrey-wife-stand-trial-privacy
  9. 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
  10. 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

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