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  1. News - China - CRIME

    China seizes 88 fugitives in overseas 'fox hunt' for financial criminals

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 02:45pm by Andrea Chen

    ... not released. China had not signed extradition treaties or criminal law enforcement agreements with countries including the United States and Canada, allowing fugitives to flee to these nations, Chen ... officials' The lack of extradition treaties and law enforcement agreements with foreign countries are the major challenges mainland detectives face as the hunt for corruption suspects abroad gatheres ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597412/china-captures-88-financial-suspects-hiding-overseas-amid-global-fox-hunt
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rafael Hui case underlines need to improve public access to criminal trials

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 02:27pm by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says openness will inspire greater confidence in the rule of law and strengthen it Televise criminal trials to further public understanding of our justice ... in turn, will strengthen the rule of law. Grenville Cross SC, an honorary professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, served on the Criminal Court Users Committee, and chaired the Committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1529192/rafael-hui-case-underlines-need-improve-public-access-criminal-trials
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    France asks UN to refer Syrian war to International Criminal Court

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:04pm by Reuters

    ... in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 15-member council is due to meet today to discuss the draft submitted on Monday ... said in March that they had expanded their list of suspected war criminals from both sides in the civil war and that the evidence was solid enough to prepare any court indictment. UN human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511342/france-asks-un-refer-syrian-war-international-criminal-court
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rule of law must be the foundation of Chinese governance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... path to become a nation under rule of law China's top leaders have been meeting this week on how to strengthen the rule of law. At the fourth plenum of the Communist Party's 18th ... trial. In America today, about 90 per cent of criminal cases are settled through plea agreements. They are also increasingly used in Italy, Germany, Russia and other jurisdictions. Under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1622074/rule-law-must-be-foundation-chinese-governance
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ... of the city's first democratic chief executive election in 2017, Leung said: "The Basic Law simply does not state the term 'international standards'." He made the remarks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580931/international-norms-not-basic-law
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Marine officials involved in Lamma ferry disaster will face criminal probe, says transport chief

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:59am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Legal experts suggest Marine Department's internal probe may result in criminal action over misconduct in public office and corruption Officials could face ... lives, legal experts say. "Suspected criminality" was uncovered- with 17 unnamed officials up to directorate level accused of misconduct- in an internal investigation of the department, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496562/marine-officials-involved-lamma-ferry-disaster-will-face-criminal
  7. News - World - GAMBIA

    Gambia’s parliament passes tough law against gays

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Abidjan, Ivory Coast Anti-gay law allows for life in jail Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, officials said, worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders. The bill amending the criminal code was passed last month and brings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1588788/gambias-parliament-passes-tough-law-against-gays
  8. News - China

    How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... it's exploiting people's sense of fear... so they can be more easily controlled by the authorities", said Wang, Cao's former lawyer. Mainland law restricts criminal detention ... to prosecutions and years-long imprisonment. "Criminal detention is only the beginning of a criminal process that can lead to a death sentence," said China law expert Professor Jerome Cohen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1492192/china-using-criminal-detention-place-re-education-through-labour
  9. News - China

    Draft law seeks to ban Guangzhou officials whose families live overseas from key positions

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:57pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... of the criminal law, now under discussion. Chen Xingliang, a law professor at Peking University, was quoted as saying that officials accepting large cash gifts would be subject to criminal penalties, ... law stipulates that officials are exempt from criminal punishment for accepting gifts and money, unless they take advantage of their positions to further the interests of the bribers. Instead, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1603963/draft-law-seeks-ban-guangzhou-officials-whose-families-live-overseas-key
  10. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Communist Party expels Guo Yongxiang, aide to Zhou Yongkang, and prepares criminal prosecution

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:55pm by Keith Zhai

    ... affairs. The announcement on Guo brings the Communist Party another step closer to deciding the fate of Zhou, who has been detained under internal investigation since December. Zhou was until late ... Zhou Bin. The property is owned by Zhou Bin's mother-in-law, Zhan Minli. Guo Lianxing is the energy company's legal representative; its major shareholder is Mi Xiaodong, Zhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471223/communist-party-expels-guo-yongxiang-aide-zhou-yongkang-and-prepares

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