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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com HK lawyer expresses doubts about scheme since contracts often based on mainland law Qianhai court to allow Hong Kong jurors A Shenzhen court is to adopt a new jury system that will allow Hong Kong residents to join its legal panel, mainland media reported. The Qianhai District Court will invite Hongkongers to take part in its three-member judging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... a day after his predecessor Andrew Li Kwok-nang expressed reservations about the document. Addressing a conference organised by the University of Cambridge Hong Kong and China Affairs Society, ... It was "unfortunate and unsuitable" for the white paper to include judges among those who "administrate" Hong Kong, he added. Ma said his views on judicial independence and the rule of law were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Passengers who sexually harass staff on Hong Kong aircraft could soon feel the weight of local law after the government yesterday announced a bill to clamp down on mile-high sex pests. Set ... attendants' work, the bill would also cover offences committed on a Hong Kong registered ship or aircraft while outside Hong Kong, the bureau said. Representatives from the aviation industry reacted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  4. Business - China Business - LAW

    Hong Kong investors at a disadvantage when firms with assets in China go bankrupt

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:07pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The 'one country, two systems' principle puts Hong Kong receivers at a disadvantage when dealing with assets held on the mainland Bankrupt mainland firms out of reach The HK$4.1 billion bankruptcy proceedings involving a mainland subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed decorative paper maker Qunxing Paper highlight the risks to investors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1463814/hong-kong-investors-disadvantage-when-firms-assets-mainland
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'We really thought we were losing'

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... white paper on Hong Kong matters, which many lawyers saw as a threat to the city's judicial independence. The group is waiting for the society's council to respond to the vote before ... and canvassing votes. The wife of Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun, the former dean of law at the University of Hong Kong, her past experience included serving as election agent or campaign manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574371/we-really-thought-we-were-losing
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers decide on no confidence vote against president tonight

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... the anti-Lam campaign. Lam has been under fire since June, when he expressed support for Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong affairs, while 1,800 barristers and solicitors marched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573021/lawyers-decide-no-confidence-vote-against-president-tonight
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... of others' rights preceded the so-called Hong Kong spirit, defined customarily by hard work and economic well-being in guaranteeing the city's success. He added Hong Kong had always been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451012/top-judge-geoffrey-ma-calls-respect-basic-human-rights
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Australian pair hired for senior jobs at Hong Kong competition watchdog

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Amy Nip and Tanna Chong

    ... recruited for key jobs at the commission responsible for implementing Hong Kong's new competition law. Rose Webb brings 25 years of government and regulatory experience to her role as senior ... at the Hong Kong body. "There is no particular preference for Australians," she said, adding that local staff had also been hired. The commission was created as a statutory body under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453329/australian-pair-hired-senior-jobs-hong-kong-competition-watchdog
  9. News - China - LAW

    Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:58am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in Beijing tanna.chong@scmp.com HK deputies to NPC unite against human trafficking Hong Kong's deputies to the national legislature have mounted a rare united stance ... want to synchronise the sanctions for sellers and buyers to suppress the market." It was the first time in 20 years that Hong Kong's deputies had stood united on an issue. The last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1446669/hong-kong-deputies-npc-united-push-human-trafficking
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Solicitors under pressure as Law Society president vote approaches

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... doors to reject the no-confidence motion. Lam has been under fire since June, when he expressed support for Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong affairs. A source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570818/solicitors-under-pressure-law-society-president-vote-approaches

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