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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Judges don’t need to be patriots, says former top judge Andrew Li

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by Peter So

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Judges don't need to be patriots: Andrew Li Former top judge Andrew Li Kwok-nang has expressed reservations about the view expressed in Beijing's recent white paper on the "one country, two systems" formula that Hong Kong judges have a "basic political requirement" to love the country. In a commentary published ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573867/judges-dont-need-be-patriots-andrew-li
  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius not guilty of murder, judge rules; culpable homicide finding possible

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pretoria Athlete could still face prison if convicted of culpable homicide over death of his girlfriend Pistorius not guilty of murder, judge decides The judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial yesterday ruled out both premeditated murder and murder verdicts in the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympic athlete's girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590216/south-african-track-star-oscar-pistorius-faces-judgment-day-murder-trial
  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, a judge said yesterday. Explaining the reasons for denying the couple's appeal against their convictions and sentencing on August 27, the Court of Appeal's vice-president, Mr Justice ...

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

    Case against waiter lacked teeth, judge rules

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Assault conviction quashed on appeal because vital piece of evidence was absent Case against waiter lacked teeth, judge rules A waiter convicted of punching a customer and knocking out his two front teeth has had his name cleared on appeal- because the teeth in question were not produced as evidence. High Court judge Mrs Justice Judianna Barnes Wai-ling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584596/case-against-waiter-lacked-teeth-judge-rules
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No lighter sentence for animal abuser after judge rejects deal with prosecutor

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Man who deprived 100 cats and dogs of care gets four months in jail after judge rejects deal No lighter sentence for animal abuser A prosecutor erred in agreeing to a less serious charge against a man accused of cruelty to animals without consulting the Department of Justice, a court ruled yesterday. Magistrate Don So Man-lung restored the more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584634/no-lighter-sentence-animal-abuser-after-judge-rejects-deal-prosecutor
  6. Business - Money - COURTS

    London Metal Exchange to push for reform after US judge dismisses suits

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com London exchange granted immunity from claims that it conspired to push up aluminium prices LME to push reform after US judge dismisses suits The end of class ... committed to do everything in our power to remedy these issues." In a decision made public last week, a district judge in New York dismissed LME as a defendant from class action brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1582522/london-metal-exchange-push-reform-after-us-judge
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    History will judge those who veto reform, former Beijing official says

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:30am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com History will judge those who veto reform: Chen Lawmakers who vote against the government's proposal for the 2017 chief executive election will shoulder the historical responsibility if they block universal suffrage, a former Beijing official on the city's affairs said yesterday. Chen Zuoer, former deputy director of the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581865/history-will-judge-those-who-veto-reform-former-beijing-official-says
  8. Business - Economy - LAI SEE

    Former judge says Hong Kong's town planning process is unfair

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Court judge William Waung Sik-ying. He has recently become a member of the Kennedy Road Protection Group, which has had to stir itself after a respite of five years following the recent planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581336/former-judge-says-hong-kongs-town-planning-process-unfair
  9. News - China - LEGAL REFORM

    China’s top judge says foreigners to be allowed into Chinese courts

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:57am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of justice. China’s top judge says foreigners will be regularly allowed into courts to listen to cases, state media reported today, as the government embarks on legal reform at a time of public ... in legal reform, the Supreme People’s Court said last year it would eliminate the use of torture to extract confessions, stop local officials from interfering in legal decisions and allow judges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581403/chinas-top-judge-says-foreigners-be-allowed-chinese-courts
  10. News - Hong Kong - Rule of law

    No need to fear Beijing’s white paper, says top British judge Lord Neuberger

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 08:43pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Call for judges to be patriotic dismissed as consistent with present oath of allegiance No need to fear Beijing'swhite paper: top UK judge The UK Supreme Court's president, who also sits on Hong Kong's top court, has dismissed worries over demands in Beijing's white paper for local judges to be patriotic, saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580878/no-need-fear-beijings-white-paper-says-top-uk-judge-lord-neuberger

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