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  1. Judiciary warned off pubs and karaoke

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani New conduct guidelines call for judges to use discretion in personal behaviour Judges have been warned about going to bars and karaoke clubs under a new set of guidelines on proper conduct for the judiciary released yesterday. The guidelines call on judges to exercise discretion before visiting bars, karaoke lounges or gambling, and to consider how such visits would ...

  2. Judge throws out ICAC bribes case

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A judge throws out the bribes case against former Universal Music head Alex Chan Siu-po, ruling ICAC officers wrongly stopped him phoning his lawyer. 'Should I say, thank you to my Sony Ericsson [phone]?' he says later. Full report- C1 ...

  3. Trial of reformists stopped amid chaos

    Posted Aug 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh A judge yesterday postponed the second hearing in the trial of three Saudis accused of demanding constitutional reforms after declaring, amid chaos ... others tried to push and shove their way into a session that never started. One witness said the judge postponed the session without setting a date 'because the crowd were not respecting ...

  4. A good judge of character

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In some countries, judges are in the pockets of politicians or big business, or can be bought. In others, they accept directives from the government or political parties on how ... under United Nations auspices, and published recently. The principles emphasise the independence, impartiality and integrity of judges, as well as the need for them to behave with propriety ...

  5. Integrity call a timely reminder for judiciary

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The annual gathering of the judges in their ceremonial wigs and gowns looks increasingly out of place with each year that passes. But even if the traditional garb on display at the opening ... of judges maintaining both their independence and the highest standards of conduct and integrity. In characteristic fashion, Mr Justice Li did not explain the source of his concerns, preferring ...

  6. Tung reappoints judges to divisions of the Insider Dealing Tribunal

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... KELLY CHAN Updated at 6.12pm: Chief Executive Tung Chee-wha has appointed two judges to head divisions of the Insider Dealing Tribunal (IDT), a government spokesman said on Friday. Mr Tung said Justice Lugar-Mawson, Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court, would continue as chairman of a division of the Insider Dealing Tribunal until August 30, 2005. Mr Tung said ...

  7. Deputy judges a breach of Basic Law, says expert

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... deputy District Court judges, deputy High Court judges and recorders violated the doctrine of judicial independence under the mini-constitution. He also argues the judicial immunity granted to lower court judges is inconsistent with the Basic Law. 'Deputy High Court judges, being 'judges' under the Basic Law, ought to be appointed in the same manner as permanent ...

  8. Judge adds 12 months to Tose penalty

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Jane Moir Former Peregrine chairman Philip Tose has been barred by a judge from holding a directorship for four years, 12 months more than he had previously agreed to with the Official Receiver. Fellow former director Peter Wong Wing-cheong has also been stripped of future directorships for four years after a judge ruled yesterday that 'incompetence or negligence of a marked ...

  9. Extra court shifts to help clear lawsuits

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... judges and court police to work extra shifts every Tuesday and Thursday night. Other district courts have also extended their working hours. The number of lawsuits received by the court reached 17,389 in the first eight months of the year, up 41.2 per cent over the same period last year. Many trials have been postponed because there have not been enough judges. 'Delays have become ...

  10. A rewarding career?

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by B.J. Lee

    ... B.J. Lee, Seoul Four years ago, Chun Chung-bae visited New York as an aide of the Millennium Democratic Party leader in the National Assembly. He stayed in a luxury room at the glitzy Waldorf Astoria. Recently, he had another chance to visit the US. But t ...




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