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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Retired judge, law deans back silent Hong Kong marchers from legal profession

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 02:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Retired judge, law deans back silent marchers Lawyers organising today's march in defence of judicial independence received fresh impetus yesterday as a retired judge and two leading law deans stood by critics of Beijing's white paper, which categorises judges as administrators who need to be patriotic. Retired High Court judge William Waung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541288/retired-judge-law-deans-back-silent-hong-kong-marchers-legal
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chris Patten and former British judge back rule of law in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau, Vivienne Chow and Tanna Chong

    ... of Oxford, while ex-judge Lord Woolf of Barnes spoke of the rule of law as a "precious treasure". Their comments came after strongly worded remarks in the past week by former chief justice ... universities and the rule of law are all foundations of a free society." Woolf, a former lord chief justice of England and Wales who was a non-permanent judge of Hong Kong's Court of Final ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453437/chris-patten-and-former-british-judge-back-rule-law-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Backlash against Beijing's white paper 'wholly reasonable', says Chris Patten

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Ada Lee

    ... reasonable" for Hongkongers to protest. In an interview with the Financial Times, Patten said Hong Kong judges should not be subject to political considerations, referring to a statement in the document that judges are administrators and as such have a "basic political requirement" to love the country. The paper, which outlines its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547089/backlash-against-beijings-white-paper-wholly-reasonable-says-chris
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    US voices support for 2017 election method that is 'credible' to Hong Kong people

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:07pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... leader' Washington has voiced support for the next chief executive of Hong Kong to be elected by a method that the city’s residents judge to be “credible”. While avoiding taking a stance on which ... But we certainly believe that an approach that is judged credible by the people of Hong Kong will extend credibility to the person who is ultimately selected as the chief executive and contribute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551927/us-voices-support-2017-election-method-credible-hong-kong-people
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong lawyers march to defend judiciary in wake of Beijing's white paper

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 06:38pm by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, BRIAN YAP

    ... paper that they say jeopardises judicial independence, a value that sets Hong Kong apart from the rest of the country. One of the city's highest-level judges offered support for the 1,800 ... judiciary in wake of Beijing’s white paper Court of Final Appeal non-permanent judge Kemal Bokhary did not march but said he supported the cause. "I know what their values are and I support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541814/hong-kong-lawyers-stage-silent-march-oppose-beijings-white-paper
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... executive election- the first under universal suffrage- to be run by a method "judged credible" by the people. The statements came ahead of the scheduled release on Tuesday ... is right," a US State Department official said in Beijing on Wednesday. "But we certainly believe that an approach that is judged credible by the people of Hong Kong will extend credibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552393/bar-association-calls-options-reform-offering-greatest-possible
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's reform guidelines may set out definition of 'democratic', candidate numbers

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:03pm by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... content of their decision, and he was only "judging from past practice" that it would be possible that Beijing would address those issues. Occupy Central co-organiser Dr Chan Kin-man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555559/hong-kong-cannot-have-free-elections-because-it-not-independent-james
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters speak up against lawyers' march

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... suggested that judges need not be patriotic, otherwise the judiciary's independence would be compromised or they could even acting against the rule of law. But what is the basis ... of judges as administrators who must be patriots. But Ho noted that judges had to swear to uphold the Basic Law and their allegiance to Hong Kong and the nation. "The white paper has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541989/protesters-speak-against-lawyers-march
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam denies bias in official reports on public reform views

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:30am by Tony Cheung, Alice Yan

    ... for the central government to judge what Hong Kong's reality is when it implements the Basic Law," it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555299/reports-political-reform-did-not-ignore-public-opinion-says-carrie
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong justice secretary Rimsky Yuen struggles to defend Beijing’s white paper

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:41pm by Tony Cheung and Adrian Wan

    ... accusations from the legal profession that Beijing was putting pressure on city's judiciary, Yuen struggled to clarify whether judges should consider national security, strategic interests and the white paper itself when deciding cases. The paper, released on Tuesday, emphasised Beijing's control over Hong Kong. It categorised judges as Hong Kong administrators just like the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530857/justice-secretary-struggles-defend-beijings-white-paper

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