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  1. Judge has high hopes for mainland's legal system

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ren Jianguo, president of the Intermediate People's Court in the city of Lanzhou, Gansu province, is one of the 31 participants in this year's Advanced Programme for Chinese ... Ren, a 30-year veteran of the mainland judicial system. 'I can learn a lot about Hong Kong's judiciary. I am sure it will help me broaden my horizons and my way of thinking. ...

  2. Legal pacts must protect HK's separate system

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After more than five years of delicate talks, a significant milestone for cross-border legal co-operation is to be reached. Judgments on commercial matters handed down by courts in both ... by giving contracting parties the certainty of knowing how cross-border business disputes may be resolved. More significantly, it will reinforce the autonomy of Hong Kong's legal system based ...

  3. HK's 'sound legal system' wins praise

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong's sound legal and judicial system is an important reason for the city's economic success and social stability, Huo Min, vice-president of the Guangdong Higher People's Court, said after attending a four-week legal programme at a local university. Speaking at the closing ceremony for the Advanced Programme for Chinese Senior Judges, Mr Huo ...

  4. Judiciary urged to defend a system to be proud of

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... an event marking the 60th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The call came during a panel discussion on the rule of law on Friday. Panellists, including US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and Hong Kong Justice of Appeal Frank Stock, were full of praise for the city's system, yet warned that it was something not to be taken for granted. Former Bar ...

  5. Opt-out clause in cross-border courts pact

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... courts enforceable on both sides of the border. The pact, which concludes four years of discussion between the Department of Justice and its counterpart in Beijing, also provides grounds ... of the Supreme People's Court Huang Songyou are due to sign the agreement, entitled 'Arrangement on Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Commercial Matters', this afternoon on behalf ...

  6. Keep classroom battle out of court

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... A lobby group for ethnic minorities' rights has shelved for the time being plans to take the Education Bureau to court in its fight to get Chinese language teaching ... discrimination law passed in 2008 should be a last resort. It would be a lengthy and expensive business and whether a uniform local education system discriminates on grounds of race is debatable. ...

  7. Court to rule on foreign helpers' residency today

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... after living here continuously for seven years. Concerned that the ruling would trigger an influx of immigration, straining the welfare system, the government quickly appealed. After the court ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Appeal will hand down its judgment today on the government's appeal against a controversial ruling giving foreign domestic helpers ...

  8. Court threat over ethnic schooling

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com The government is facing the threat of a landmark court action accusing it of racial discrimination. Hong Kong Unison, which campaigns for the rights ... Bureau's policy for ethnic minority students in the court. 'It is serious racial discrimination that these children cannot have the same quality of education as others.' The move comes ...

  9. Separating two passionate belief systems

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ('Air surcharge misleads', February 6) is right to say that the devious pricing policy of airlines is wrong. Last year, Air New Zealand was found guilty by a New Zealand court of unfair ...

  10. Speedy action needed on Macau's court crisis

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Macau's legal system itself is stretched to near breaking point by an overwhelming backlog of cases and a grave shortage of judges and prosecutors to handle them. The Court of First Instance ... in 1999. While local Chinese judges are now the rule in Macau courts, there remains a severe shortage of Chinese judges and lawyers. The general idea of preserving Macau's legal system may ...




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