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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Talks on Hong Kong-Macau deal over fugitive transfers at 'mature' stage: Rimsky Yuen

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 03:19pm by Stuart Lau

    ... authorities are considering whether proposed laws that would require each city to surrender fugitives wanted by the other should apply retroactively, Hong Kong's justice minister said yesterday. ... at a "mature stage". His remark prompted questions about whether the Hong Kong law would require the surrender of convicted tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing to Macau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546525/talks-hong-kong-macau-extradition-pact-mature-stage-rimsky-yuen
  2. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Ten years' jail too little for serial sex offender: judge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... Ng to research other jurisdictions' penalties for similar offenders and see if the law needed changing. She adjourned sentencing to May 7 for background and psychiatric reports. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483246/ten-years-jail-too-little-serial-sex-offender-judge
  3. 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 ... a vice-president of the Law Society says. There had been instances of the department rejecting funding applications despite defence lawyers believing there were reasonable grounds for appeal, solicitor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1468768/lack-transparency-legal-aid-decisions-criticised
  4. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Erwiana supporters accuse Indonesia of pressuring her to appoint consulate lawyer

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

    ... that option he or she can choose to appoint any lawyer." Puja Kapai, of the University of Hong Kong's Centre for Comparative and Public Law, said: "It seems as if Erwiana is being ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/1471774
  5. News - China - JUSTICE

    Jailing of activist Xu Zhiyong 'breaks reform promise'

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 09:55am by Verna Yu

    ... legal experts and rights groups said. Xu, a law lecturer whose New Citizen movement sought the disclosure of officials' assets, was convicted of "assembling a crowd to disrupt order ... and the court have been preaching in the last year," said New York University law professor Jerome Cohen, one of the world's foremost authorities on Chinese law. "This case, with all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1414045/jailing-activist-xu-zhiyong-breaks-reform-promise
  6. News - China - JUSTICE

    Activist Xu Zhiyong vows to remain silent during 'unfair' trial

    Posted Jan 18th 2014, 03:51am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Activist Xu vows to remain silent at 'unfair' trial Prominent rights advocate and legal scholar Xu Zhiyong plans to remain silent at his trial on Wednesday in protest over what he sees as unfair treatment by the court, his lawyer said yesterday. Xu, who launched the New Citizen movement in 2012 to push for social equality and the rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1408041/activist-xu-zhiyong-vows-remain-silent-during-unfair-trial
  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    Messages of support appear online for dissidents tried for seeking greater official accountability

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 10:28am by Verna Yu

    ... Wang confessed to breaking the law in funding and supporting Xu's activities and pledged to sever his ties with him. Video: Supporters protest against China's Xu Zhiyong's trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1411603/messages-support-appear-online-dissidents-tried-seeking-greater-official
  8. News - World - JUSTICE

    Holder urges rethink on US self-defence laws

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Holder urges rethink on US self-defence laws US Attorney General Eric Holder has called for a rethink of "stand-your-ground" laws following ... the nation's attention, it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defence and sow dangerous conflict in our neighbourhoods," he said. "These laws try to fix ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284842/holder-urges-rethink-us-self-defence-laws
  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    Petitioners converted to Christianity see plight as part of poor's struggle

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 04:51am by Verna Yu

    ... subjected to physical and mental abuse by law enforcement. Many are sent to illegal detention centres known as "black jails" before being forcibly returned to their hometowns; some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1389383/petitioners-converted-christianity-see-plight-part-poors-struggle
  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    Top judge vows transparency in court system

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Keith Zhai

    ... including efforts to reduce political intervention in local courts. "Judicial openness is the crux to ensure that independent judgments can be made by relying on the law, and to bring ... by law." Calling the national database "an unprecedented project", Zhou said the public should also be able to check the progress of their cases online. CCTV: All trial proceedings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1367386/top-judge-vows-transparency-court-system

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