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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's director of public prosecutions is key to rule of law

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosecutor key to rule of law Sixteen years after its return to China, the city is to get its first Hong Kong Chinese director of public prosecutions- senior barrister ... of law. The announcement coincided with an unusual appearance by retiring DPP Kevin Zervos to explain a decision not to prosecute in a case that had been heavily politicised, which served ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Director of Public Prosecutions to retire around August

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We gather that Kevin Zervos will be retiring from his position as director of public prosecutions around July or August. He resigned in November last year but it was unclear ... cannot ignore, considering clients are sitting on an estimated US$4 trillion of assets," says Adriano Picinati di Torcello, art and finance practice director at Deloitte Luxembourg. ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Government looks for a new director of public prosecutions

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been talking for some months now about the interest on the part of Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos in becoming a judge. We see that the first shoe in that scenario dropped over the weekend with a government advertisement for a director of public prosecutions. This implies that Zervos has tended his resignation. He turns 60 next year so he would have ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Who will be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions?

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Readers may be aware that we have been reflecting recently on who might be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions. This is of interest because we gather that the present incumbent Kevin Zervos has expressed an interest in becoming a judge. But even if this does not come to pass, he will have to retire from this post next year since he will then have ...

  5. Expert witnesses will get a code of conduct, says chief prosecutor

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Expert witnesses should follow a code of conduct to ensure standards in Hong Kong's legal system do not slip behind other jurisdictions, the director of public prosecutions said yesterday. Grenville Cross made the comments as he released a review of the Prosecutions Division's work for last year, which he described as 'a period of reform'. Mr ...

  6. News - China - ANTI-GRAFT DRIVE

    3 officials, thought to be tied to Zhou Yongkang case, facing prosecution

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 02:59am by Keith Zhai

    ... authorities have started formal procedures to prosecute for graft three senior officials who are thought to be involved in a wider investigation into the former national security chief, Zhou Yongkang. Jiang Jiemin, the former director of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, Wang Yongchun, a deputy manager at China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and former ...

  7. Veteran graft-buster named new director of public prosecutions

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Ian McWalters, an expert on corruption cases, has been named the new director of public prosecutions- ending weeks of speculation about the first change of guard since the handover. The government yesterday announced that McWalters, presently deputy director of public prosecutions, would succeed Grenville Cross, 58, on October 22. Saying McWalters had 'in-depth ...

  8. Alan Hoo weighs in on DPP debate

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com A day after the government said an independently operating director of public prosecutions would go against the Basic Law, the chairman of the Basic Law ... nomination by the chief executive- would resist giving full control of public prosecutions to the prosecutions director. 'For a political appointee to insist on being involved and in charge ...

  9. Independent DPP 'against' Basic Law

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... An independent director of public prosecutions would contravene the Basic Law, the government said yesterday. That verdict came after the former prosecutions director, Grenville Cross, ... an independent office of the [director of public prosecutions],' the paper said. The article stipulates: 'The Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall control ...

  10. In the wrong hands

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the secretary to withdraw from involvement in the prosecution process, and to cede responsibility to a politically neutral director of public prosecutions. Decisions on cases of this type ... and the director of public prosecutions. In an unrelated case, a former senior civil servant has claimed that political pressure was brought to bear on him by senior government figures over the awarding ...




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