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  1. Independent courts a must, says expert

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Recent reshuffles of provincial judges have not solved the deep-rooted problems plaguing the judicial system because the judiciary is still not independent, a leading legal ... system. The role of the law in protecting the ruling Communist Party was emphasised in a speech by President Hu Jintao to a seminar on law and order yesterday in Beijing. Mr Hu stressed ...

  2. Battle looms over poll challenges

    Posted Jan 18th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So The government has proposed an amendment to the electoral law that would limit poll candidates' challenges to Court of First Instance decisions to the Court of Final Appeal. Constitutional affairs secretary Stephen Lam Sui-lung said this would shorten legal battles, but lawmakers fear it would unfairly limit the right of appeal and cost more than appeals to the Court ...

  3. Top court upholds four death sentences for murder

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi The Supreme People's Court has approved four of the death sentences it has reviewed since regaining the final say in capital punishment cases at the start of the year, Xinhua ... and killed a 10-year-old boy last summer, Liu Shilin sentenced to death for rape and murder, and Li Shumu, who received the death penalty for murder and arson. The Supreme People's Court had ...

  4. Supreme Court to keep check on death sentences

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan, Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Freda Wan The Supreme People's Court is considering removing lower courts' powers to hand down and approve death sentences, court president Xiao Yang ... People's Procuratorate, said the Supreme People's Court would step up reviews on death sentences handed down to ensure nobody was wrongly executed. Mr Zhang said reviewing death sentences ...

  5. A bulwark against the abuse of power

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... University of Hong Kong law professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting says one reason could be the top court's decision in 2007 to raise the bar for hearing a case from potentially arguable to having ... the applicant helper has been granted leave to appeal to the top court, continues to divide the community sharply. In the latter case, former secretary for justice Wong Yan-lung appealed to the public ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of asylum seekers who claim to have been tortured in other countries and another review on prisoners' voting rights had been made by the Court of Final Appeal. In fact, the judicial reviews had been made by the Court of First Instance. The error was introduced in the editing process. ...

  7. What happens now?

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If the High Court allows a judicial review, it may fix a future date for it and may issue an interim injunction on Link's listing. If it immediately holds a judicial review and rules ... be allowed to the Court of Appeal. ...

  8. Ruling with an iron fist

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this today when we have courts, lawyers and legal systems? Wang also advocated mediation. Not all cases benefit from mediation; often the cases are not settled even after mediation and justice ... If such 'legal reform' continues, the effect would be disastrous for Hong Kong. Its electoral reform would probably stall, while its judicial system would also be affected. Hong Kong courts might ...

  9. Justice of peers

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jerome A. Cohen What role, if any, should ordinary citizens play in determining guilt and punishment in criminal cases? Some Chinese courts, dissatisfied with the mixed tribunals of one ... studying the unique consultative jury system that South Korea has implemented since 2008. It is an imaginative, if tentative, effort to adapt to Korean circumstances features of both the common law ...

  10. Winnie Ho renews legal fight against SJM float

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Winnie Ho Yuen-ki has started procedures for a case in the Court of Final Appeal against the decision by the Securities and Futures Commission and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing to allow SJM Holdings to list. An application has been filed to the High Court to get a leave, which is required for a case to the Court of Final Appeal, a spokesman for Ms Ho says. ...




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