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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reform gets tough on squatters' rights

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... holders. A commission spokesman said although there was no timeframe for the implementation of its recommendations, it would communicate regularly with the relevant government departments ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Refugees can be sent to persecution under Hong Kong law

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Joyce.hyman@scmp.com City has no obligation to protect refugees The principle of not sending someone to a place where they may be persecuted has never been part of Hong Kong law, the government said yesterday. Benjamin Yu SC was speaking on behalf of the Immigration Department and the secretary for security at the Court of Final Appeal, where three African men were making a final ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former Hong Kong prosecutors defend management of Department of Justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pair rebut criticisms of management, saying that staff morale was not a problem Former prosecutors back justice department Two former senior prosecution officials have come to the defence of the Department of Justice, which has been embroiled in a row over how much it has done to retain prosecutors and improve their performance. Louisa Lai Nga-man, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Legal adviser to Medical Council departs amid criticism of his earnings

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Controversial legal adviser was said by medics to earn up to HK$5m a year for part-time role. His replacement will serve a limited term Medical Council's lawyer departs The part-time legal adviser to the Medical Council has resigned after serving for 10 years in the wake of concerns about his fees and performance- while his replacement has ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former DPP: Justice Department should not take market regulator's prosecuting power

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Former director of public prosecutions says Justice Department should let regulator handle its cases and instead boost staff morale 'Leave SFC to run its own legal battles' The Justice Department should not take over the prosecuting power of the securities and futures market regulator, says ex-director of public prosecutions Grenville ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing agencies in Hong Kong bound by local laws, Justice Department says

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... set up in Hong Kong by the central government are to obey the city's laws, as laid out in the Basic Law, the Department of Justice says. The department was responding to a question ... from the mainland and the central government's liaison office. A department spokeswoman cited article 22 of the Basic Law as saying all offices set up in Hong Kong by departments ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing loyalists fault top court's 'dictatorial' style

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... seen last year should be discouraged. Group convenor Patrick Ko Tat-pun said the group's dissatisfaction stemmed from the top court's ruling last month that new immigrants no longer ... to step down, he said. The group also criticised Yuen for interfering with their freedom of expression. In a reply to the South China Morning Post, the Department of Justice hit back, stressing ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Harsh government test denying needy legal aid, Bar Association says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com 'Harsh government test' denying needy legal aid The Legal Aid Department has been using an erroneously harsh test to vet applications for civil legal aid and created wrongly for itself a discretionary power to decide when to grant funding, the Bar Association says. The errors raise a question of whether the department has set the bar ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'still a letdown' Barristers have described as disappointing an updated code for prosecutors that they say still places too little emphasis on the role of jury trials. The Department ... issues for determination "require the application of community standards and/or values", on top of existing principles including expected sentence lengths. The department said ...

  10. 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

    ... immigrants' residency time to qualify for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance from seven years to one. The issues were met with protests, but in the lecture at Lingnan University yesterday, ...




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