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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong legal opinion divided on Edward Snowden extradition

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng

    ... And one leading lawyer predicted that an extradition battle could drag on in the Hong Kong courts for anything up to five years. Under both Article 6 of the agreement between Hong Kong and the US for the surrender of fugitive offenders and Section 5 of Hong Kong's Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, a person shall not be extradited if it appears that the offence they are accused of has a political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1259466/hong-kong-legal-opinion-divided-edward-snowden-extradition
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Paul Shieh chosen to lead Hong Kong Bar Association

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... understanding about the relationship between Hong Kong and the central authorities, and the government has asked the Court of Final Appeal to refer questions about the right of abode to Beijing ... well together with the Bar Association to uphold the core values of Hong Kong". Legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang of the Civic Party said he hoped the new leader would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1130416/paul-shieh-chosen-lead-hong-kong-bar-association
  3. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    Hong Kong news digest, August 16

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So, Austin Chiu, MICHAEL AU

    ... candidates from the pan-democratic group Professional Commons complained to the privacy commissioner about an association of local delegates to provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1015596/hong-kong-news-digest-august-16
  4. Hong Kong not impervious

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Anne Hyland

    ... Anne Hyland In September 2002, an undercover US agent working in Hong Kong exposed a drugs-for-missiles plot that involved the sale of four Stinger missiles destined for terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. Three men were arrested and extradited to the US, and last month two of the men were sentenced. The men were charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547543/hong-kong-not-impervious
  5. Political link in beating probed

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Territories North regional crime unit were sent to Kwu Tung Tsuen and Ping Kong Tsuen villages in Fanling yesterday. They were looking for clues about the attack in which the new head of Kwu Tung Tsuen, Iu Wing-loi, was assaulted by three men. Mr Iu, 45, picked up the three men in Kwu Tung in his taxi on Tuesday night. They ordered him to stop his cab, then attacked him in Ping Kong Road, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/428375/political-link-beating-probed
  6. Hong Kong's judiciary must look beyond its colonial foundations

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nancy Kissel is the only white woman ever jailed for murder in Hong Kong. Her case is a Caucasian affair; a white woman defended by white lawyers against the charge of murder of her white ... justice must not only be done; it must also be seen to be done. The lack of ethnic Chinese judge's involvement in Kissel's two trials, despite the fact that over half of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658922/hong-kongs-judiciary-must-look-beyond-its-colonial-foundations
  7. Claim of political pressure on courts

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Simon Lee Hoey, said the statistical analysis commissioned by the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Research Institute was purely 'academic driven'. 'I understand the sensitivity involved, but there is nothing political behind the study,' he said. 'This research is part of a series of social studies about the legal culture in Hong Kong.' The study found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552608/claim-political-pressure-courts
  8. We respect rule of law in Hong Kong, say state officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... a mini-constitution. Kennedy Wong Ying-ho, a Hong Kong delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, said the power to interpret the Basic Law provisions should be confined ... Jimmy Cheung and Gary Cheung in Beijing Beijing hit back swiftly at the United States yesterday for questioning its commitment to Hong Kong's rule of law following a decision ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539813/we-respect-rule-law-hong-kong-say-state-officials
  9. Why government lawyers must be politically neutral

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should be taken forward can focus on political, rather than legal, considerations. Elsie Leung Oi-sie is Hong Kong's secretary for justice. This is an excerpt from her speech on Monday ... the WTO's requirements of transparent market regulation, improved dispute-resolution procedures and respect for the sanctity of contracts will stimulate further reform and modernisation. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441192/why-government-lawyers-must-be-politically-neutral
  10. Chief Justice bars judges from active politics

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of Hong Kong is concerned High Court Recorder Jacqueline Leong and barrister Thomas Au Hing-cheung, who completed a four-week appointment as a deputy district judge, are Civic Party members. ... Ambrose Leung Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday issued a new guideline to part-time judges, barring them from actively participating in political parties. The move follows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553156/chief-justice-bars-judges-active-politics

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