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  1. News - Hong Kong - PRIVACY

    Tighten law to prevent snooping, Hong Kong legislators urge

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, JOSHUA BUT

    ... Lawmakers call for action because the city's surveillance ordinance regulates only activities conducted by law enforcement agencies Hong Kong needs to tighten its laws on invasion ... whistle-blower Edward Snowden in an exclusive interview with the Post last week that the US has hacked computers in Hong Kong and the mainland for years. Under the city's surveillance regulations, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1262474/tighten-law-prevent-snooping-hong-kong-legislators-urge
  2. 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
  3. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong homebuyers hail 'honest' sales law

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Joyce Ng

    ... after seeing display flats of Hong Kong Ferry's Green Code project yesterday that developers "will no longer be able to exaggerate the features of their projects. They used to offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1226215/homebuyers-hail-honest-sales-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top Hong Kong judge refuses to let solicitors wear wigs in higher courts

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Brush-off for solicitors who want to wear wigs It's a ruling that may leave some solicitors tearing their hair out. The city's top judge has refused their request to be allowed to wear wigs- historically a symbol of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223237/top-judge-refuses-let-solicitors-wear-wigs-court
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Chief Hong Kong prosecutor wants easier way to seize dirty cash

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... invariably comes not just from one jurisdiction but through many other jurisdictions before coming into Hong Kong. "I cannot prosecute people in other countries for crimes they commit there. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220094/dpp-wants-easier-way-seize-dirty-cash
  6. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL SERVICES

    Why 'no win, no fee' is no go for Hong Kong lawyers

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... the client wins. It's considered a vital way to give those without the means to mount an expensive legal action a shot at justice. In Hong Kong, a lawyer taking on such an action risks falling ... jurisdictions is not a factor that would attract leniency." Mui, the first barrister to be convicted of the offence in Hong Kong, was jailed for what Woodcock said were "obnoxious" deals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1208798/why-no-win-no-fee-no-go-hong-kong-lawyers
  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong's rule of law in safe hands, says judge

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... will bow to no one but the law' Hong Kong's judiciary will remain as independent and well-respected as it is today regardless of what cynics may say, according to a top judge. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann did not specify which cynics as he highlighted the judiciary's critical role in Hong Kong's post-1997 prosperity. Now a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1190845/hong-kongs-rule-law-safe-hands-says-judge
  8. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong's graft laws apply to Zhu Rongji's son and other members of new body

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Dennis Chong, Peggy Sito

    ... services sector. Besides the council, the government also appointed heavyweights to the Economic Development Commission to set overall strategy for Hong Kong's further economic growth. ... Boon, a vice-chairman of Kerry Group, controlling shareholder of SCMP Group, which publishes this newspaper. "All of us who live here want to see Hong Kong do well," said Yeo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1131329/hong-kongs-graft-laws-apply-zhu-rongjis-son-and-other-members-new
  9. 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
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Overseas judges vital for Hong Kong's common law system

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie, who accused Hong Kong's top court of making "mistakes" in its right of abode ruling a decade ago. Then, only a few days later, ... the principle of Hongkongers ruling Hong Kong. It is disturbing to see the judiciary being cross-examined on its composition and landmark judgments by influential figures outside the court room. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1081907/overseas-judges-vital-hong-kongs-common-law-system

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