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  1. Procedure Law needs to do itself justice

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... priority on what needs to be changed by amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). Passed in 1979, the CPL reflected determination to build a country on the rule of law, coming out from ... such as seeing lawyers not as troublemakers but as partners in achieving criminal justice, and hence allowing them to be present at every step of the criminal justice procedure. All in all, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Overhaul for law on criminal process

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Extensive changes will be made to the mainland's Criminal Procedure Law according to a draft revision submitted to the National People's Congress ... the Criminal Procedure Law in line with the more rights-oriented Lawyers Law of 2007, for example by specifying that lawyers can meet suspects during the investigation stage upon presentation ...

  5. Lawmaker confident problems on remand votes can be overcome

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A lawmaker said difficulties were expected to arise over implementing voting arrangements for hundreds of suspects on remand but was confident the government could overcome them. The consultation document on prisoners' voting rights rel ...

  6. Amendments to criminal law need greater detail

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei Despite being blanketed in controversy, the mainland's amended Criminal Procedure Law was passed by legislators last month with clauses that rights advocates find troubling ... comply with the law. The first is the 'Beihai four lawyers' perjury case, which points to how the new article 73 of the Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) on residential surveillance could ...

  7. Criminal-law changes disappoint

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Beijing tzewei.ng@scmp.com A second set of draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, tabled last week in the nation's legislature, answer some concerns raised ... Committee voted yesterday at the end of its latest meeting to have the amendments tabled at the full NPC plenary session in March, where they will almost certainly be passed. The Criminal Procedure ...

  8. Magistrate to decide on Tony Chan's challenge

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Eastern Court will decide on Monday whether it will continue hearing self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen's application to halt criminal proceedings against him. In a preliminary hearing yesterday, acting Principal Magistrate David Dufton heard arguments from both sides as to whether the court had the power to stay proceedings ...

  9. School may face legal action over teacher

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A school founded by former assistant commissioner for labour Sam Chow Tung-shan was referred to the Justice Department yesterday for a criminal investigation into the alleged ... investigation. 'As the facts of this case reveal that the defendant might have committed a criminal offence in employing Sonia, who was not legally employable in Hong Kong at that time, the case ...

  10. Lawyers seek reform of criminal law

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Severe restrictions on access rob defendants of their basic rights, say advocates A semi-official lawyers' group has called for major changes to the Criminal Procedure Law ... and investigation materials. Only 30 per cent of accused criminals were represented by a lawyer, with the rate falling to as low as 10 per cent in some regions. The procedure law states that lawyers should ...




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