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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Filipino maid's son born and raised in Hong Kong loses permanent residency bid

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:43pm by JULIE CHU

    ... and raised in Hong Kong as the son of a Filipino maid has lost his bid for permanent residency after the top court dismissed his challenge to an Immigration Department decision. A five-judge Court of Final Appeal panel refused the application unanimously, ruling that neither 17-year-old Joseph Gutierrez nor his family had shown enough evidence that Hong Kong was his permanent home. Gutierrez ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1595384/filipino-maids-son-born-and-raised-hong-kong-loses-permanent
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... on remand The amount of time Hong Kong puts criminal suspects behind bars before they come to trial has increased by almost 40 days over five years, a development that one legal expert says ought ... with 28 years' experience in Hong Kong courts. "Ninety-nine days is a long time to spend on remand in Lai Chi Kok," he said, referring to the detention facility. Blanchflower said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, ... parents' daughter [the victim]. It made the case look more unjustified. "Hong Kong is a modern, civilised city and is serious about human rights. We will not tolerate these inhuman acts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588033/inhuman-torture-helper-slammed-appeal-court-judge
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Married Hong Kong police inspector cleared of trying to threaten ex-lover into sex

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 04:24pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Senior inspector acquitted after judge finds lover's phone message could be fake Policeman cleared of sending sex threat A senior police inspector who was accused of threatening to send a sex video to his ex-lover's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1585136/married-hong-kong-police-inspector-cleared-trying-threaten-ex-lover
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong couple jailed for torturing Indonesian helper fail in appeal bid

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:41pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Couple convicted of torturing domestic helper will serve out their sentences, judges rule Appeals fail in helper abuse case A couple who were jailed for torturing their Indonesian domestic helper with bicycle chains and hot ir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581136/hong-kong-couple-jailed-torturing-indonesian-helper-fail-appeal-bid
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong government's reform reports may face judicial review in court

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Stuart Lau

    ... that it is unconstitutional to require chief executive candidates to "love the country and Hong Kong"- which Leung's report describes as a matter the community generally agrees on. The requirement ... the committee will have set out how Hong Kong should elect a chief executive on the principle of one man, one vote in 2017. In Kwok's 183-page application, he said: "It is of utmost importance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579483/hong-kong-governments-reform-reports-may-face-judicial-review-court
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Did police wrong-foot dancing gay activists? Top Hong Kong court to decide

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Top court to decide whether police were right to stop onstage antics during public rights rally Were dancing gay activists wrong-footed? Does dancing at a rally constitute public entertainment and require a licence? That' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577877/did-police-wrong-foot-dancing-gay-activists-top-hong-kong-court
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong woman accused of abusing Indonesian maid Erwiana appears in court

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 02:06pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com There were no doppelgangers this time as Law Wan-tung, 44, attended a pre-trial hearing in a case that has garnered global attention The Hong Kong woman ... employees of Law, including Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, who said she suffered months of abuse from her former boss. Erwiana left Hong Kong in January and was admitted to hospital in Indonesia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551031/hong-kong-woman-accused-abusing-indonesian-maid-erwiana-appears-court
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ex-civil servant who poured boiling water on maid avoids jail due to medical condition

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:48pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... in Hong Kong employers, but also their reputation." He suspended the sentence for 18 months- meaning Au will escape jail unless she reoffends within that time- due to her chronic medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598068/ex-civil-servant-avoids-jail-burning-maid-scalding-hot-water
  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Walter Kwok became suspicious and made false accusations, witness tells Hong Kong court

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:15am by Enoch Yiu

    ... misconduct in public office. Raymond Kwok, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of furnishing false information. Thomas Chan and former Hong Kong stock exchange official Francis Kwan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547056/walter-kwok-became-suspicious-and-made-false-accusations-witness

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