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  1. News - China - JUSTICE

    Proposed amendment to Criminal Law just another way to restrict us, say Chinese lawyers

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:01am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... to criminal law seen as way to gag lawyers Mainland lawyers and legal scholars have expressed concern over proposed restrictions on what lawyers can disclose about their cases as top lawmakers ... and revisions to new and existing laws, including the death penalty, counterespionage and anti-terrorism. Lawmakers say the additions to the Criminal Law will "secure the right of people's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Rape victims' pursuit of justice fraught with fear

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Victims reluctant to report offenders because of the traumatic criminal process, and proposed law reforms won't make it much easier for them Raped, ... but also a show of respect for the witnesses' dignity that is a basic value of a respectable criminal justice system." In fact, Hong Kong's prosecution and conviction rates- like ...

  3. News - China - JUSTICE

    China 'executed 2,400 people last year', rights group reveals

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:46pm by AFP

    ... conviction rate in criminal cases. The use of force to extract confessions remains widespread in the country, leading to a number of miscarriages of justice. The authorities have occasionally ...

  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    Rule of law 'not respected' in Zhou Yongkang probe, sources say

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Politics and old ways trumped proper procedure in graft case, sources say Rule of law 'not respected' in Zhou probe The Communist Party leadership ... into one of the most powerful members of the political elite, along with his network, is being sold as one that will follow established legal procedures and hold up to critical scrutiny. ...

  5. News - China - JUSTICE

    China issues new rule to stop wealthy from buying their way out of jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:07am by Andrea Chen

    ... prisoners were given inappropriate sentence reductions or parole. Of those, 76 cases involved officials at ranks higher than bureau chief. Under the mainland's criminal law, a local court ... Feizhou said. Hong Daode, a criminal law expert from China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, said the directive made the process a bit more transparent but hearings for sentence ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Disruptive airline passenger's fate out of HK hands, family says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... on a specific case. However, its spokeswoman noted: "The incidence of criminal liability under [the Aviation Security] Ordinance upon a passenger while on board an aircraft is not determined solely ...

  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... will tell us more about how serious the authorities will be at handling wrongful convictions and the use of torture in criminal justice.” Lawyer Zhang said she did not expect anyone would now look ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Erwiana supporters accuse Indonesia of pressuring her to appoint consulate lawyer

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 07:48pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... translation. "It is normal procedure for the ministry to offer a lawyer to all nationals who are having problems in foreign countries," he added. "But if anyone doesn't want ... Sunday. Her former employer, Law Wan-tung, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, and four counts of criminal intimidation against ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    US citizen being tried as Chinese national on organised crime charges in Guangzhou

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:56pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Citizenship row clouds 'mafia' case The question of an American businessman's nationality has taken centre stage in his trial on 10 serious criminal charges- including accusations ... though he holds a US passport. Wu is accused of participating in a number of organised criminal activities, including kidnapping, fraud, assault, arson, running a casino and possession ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Lack of transparency on legal aid decisions criticised

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:25am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Law Society vice-president urges Legal Aid Department to clarify its reasons behind decisions on whether or not to fund criminal appeals 'Black box' secrecy of legal aid condemned The Legal Aid Department's decision-making process is impenetrable when it comes to whether or not it grants funding for criminal appeals, ...




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