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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recruiting overseas judges the right thing to do for now

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Fok. Fortunately, China was pragmatic when it enacted the Basic Law. That document stipulates that only the chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal and the chief judge of the High Court must ... no choice if it is to maintain its high standards. The city itself simply does not have the depth and breadth of legal talent. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has acknowledged the problem and said: ...

  2. News - World

    US Justice official: Criminal complaint filed against Edward Snowden in surveillance case

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 07:03am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — US Justice official: Criminal complaint filed against Edward Snowden in surveillance case. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    'I committed a criminal act, I'm sorry': North Korea expels Hong Kong-based missionary

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:15am by Christy Choi

    ... in South Korea saw the release as the North making an effort to show a soft side. It follows a United Nations report published on February 17 saying North Korean security chiefs should face justice ...

  4. News - World

    CIA tortured prisoners and lied to US Justice Department, Senate report says

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by NYT

    ... staff to assemble the report, and by removing and blocking access to documents. The Justice Department, meanwhile, launched a criminal investigation at the CIA's request into the alleged ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington CIA tortured prisoners and lied about it to US Justice Department so it could get legal cover, according to Senate investigation of the spy agency Black ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Justice chief eyes quick deal with Macau over transfer of fugitives

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Justice chief eyes deal with Macau over fugitives The government will act "expeditiously" to make arrangements for the transfer of fugitives between Hong Kong and Macau, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said. But a legal academic questioned whether an arrangement to move criminals between the special administrative regions ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of progress on mainland extradition deal impeding justice

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:37pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... justice Obviously crime pays," said Watergate conspirator Gordon Liddy, "or there'd be no crime." Having been convicted last month by a Macau court of corruption and money ... that formalised arrangements for the return of criminal suspects were urgently required; yet, 15 years later, they are still not in place. In December 1998, then secretary for security Regina Ip Lau ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for leniency for first-time offenders

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... offenders. Instead, a compassionate approach could stop them reoffending, he said . Zervos said there we multiple ways to achieve criminal justice, such as asking defendants to write letters ... are they don't reoffend and you won't see them in the criminal court again," Zervos said. "It is about dispensing justice and really giving meaning to justice - a correct and right way ...

  8. News - World - GERMANY

    Nazi war criminal Heinrich Boere dies in prison hospital, aged 92

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:36am by AP

    ... the state's oldest prisoner. Boere was on the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's list of Nazi war criminals until his arrest in Germany and conviction in 2010 on three counts of murder. "Late justice ... Associated Press in Berlin 'Very proud' Nazi war criminal was serving life sentence in Germany for three murders Former SS hit squad member dies aged 92 Heinrich Boere, who ...

  9. Justice stalks 'dirty war' criminals

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known for its orange trees and crushing poverty. Mr Bussi has never been tried for the crimes he is accused of committing during Argentina's 'Dirty War'. Now, justice appears ... and 40 other alleged 'dirty war' criminals have been arrested in recent weeks, wanted for extradition by Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon on charges of genocide, terrorism and torture. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Marine Department officials criminally liable in Lamma ferry crash, say families

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com They say Marine Department officials can be held criminally responsible for the tragedy Angry families go to police over Lamma crash The families of those who died in last year's Lamma ferry disaster filed a police report yesterday alleging Marine Department officials were criminally liable. They took the action amid frustration over ...




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