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  1. Jury still out on community service orders

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... to keep a person who is capable of rehabilitation out of prison. The offences which are seen as most appropriate are those involving an element of anti-social behaviour such as criminal damage ... criminal record 2 Come from a stable home background, perhaps with a family 3 Have a good work record, be in employment or have a realistic prospect of work 4 Have shown genuine remorse 5 Present ...

  2. The Stool Pigeon

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... devices. A fitting sonic prologue, given how Dante Lam Chiu-yin's latest film reads like an action-fuelled police procedural. True to its name, its central idea is about how a police officer ...

  3. HK beefs up Manila bloodbath probe team

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Dennis Eng

    ... the examinations would be completed. Under the agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters signed between Hong Kong and Manila, one side can request help, including the obtaining of evidence, articles or documents from the other in the investigation of criminal offences. But the agreement allows one side to refuse a request if 'it is of the opinion that the granting of the request ...

  4. Under threat

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the criminal code in several ways that threaten the modified adversarial legal system that Taiwan adopted a decade ago. Instead of supporting the equal contest between prosecutors and defence lawyers ... or conceal' important evidence in criminal cases, even when their advice has been ignored and caused no harm. Further, it would punish anyone for abetting defendants to make false statements ...

  5. Next prosecutions chief must tread reform path

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... function of this role is not merely to put suspected criminals behind bars, but also to ensure that law enforcement authorities investigate according to legal procedures, and gather independent ... in the Department of Justice's prosecutions division is specifically referred to in the Basic Law as being tasked with 'controlling criminal prosecutions, free from any interference'. ...

  6. Prosecutor, jury and judge in one agency metes out 'justice'

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to silence?) but cannot then use it in court in a criminal case. It can, however, use it as evidence for its own proceedings to hit you with a big fine and wipe out your career. Be warned. Secondly, ...

  7. Compensation only after 37 days detained, draft law says

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if the suspects are highly mobile, or if they had criminal records or if they are part of a gang,' the vice-chairman of the NPC Law Committee, Hong Hu, said yesterday. Under the Criminal Procedure ... to be a cornerstone of the protection of human rights in the mainland's faulty criminal system but has proved feeble so far. It went through one draft amendment in 2008 and two last year. ...

  8. Why Hong Kong needs to widen its jury pool

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The concept in principle of trial by jury is that it provides for the accused in criminal cases to be tried 'by their peers'- people drawn randomly from the community as a whole. In reality many people rarely serve on juries because they belong to exempted occupations and classes. A Law Reform Commission (LRC) proposal to remove some of these exemptions to widen the pool ...

  9. Clergy, editors, bankrupts could be asked onto juries

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... criminal trials in the Court of First Instance must be held with juries, which are also used for some inquests. There were 678,000 people on the jury list on September 1 last year. ...

  10. Damages for distress a long shot

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be allowed to seek compensation for her emotional suffering. Under the Criminal Civil Procedure Law, as interpreted by the Supreme People's Court, a victim may bring a civil claim against the defendant of a criminal charge only if there is quantifiable damage. So, if victims of rape, serious assault or drink-driving, like Wang, wish to sue the culprit, they may claim compensation ...




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