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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Ten years' jail too little for serial sex offender: judge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Judge says maximum penalty may need changing after sex offender strikes again 10 years in jail 'too few for serial molester' A High Court judge ... recent case, the judge adopted the maximum penalty, 10 years, as a starting point, but reduced the term for Cheung's guilty plea. He was released on August 16. Toh asked prosecutor Claudia ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Rule of law 'not respected' in Zhou Yongkang probe, sources say

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Keith Zhai

    ... of the country's top court, Li Shaoping. "It is impossible for the judges to make independent rulings when so many senior officials supervise the case," said the source. "This might have set ...

  3. News - China Insider - JUSTICE

    Zhejiang judge remarks on openness of Bo Xilai trial

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 02:57pm by Chris Luo

    ... The chief justice added that some judges were reluctant to embrace the drive for transparency due to their own shortcomings. Qi said there had been cases where judges had become emotional or sworn ...

  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    Top judge vows transparency in court system

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:40am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Zhou Qiang orders thousands of courts across country to release judgments and withhold files from public only in exceptional circumstances Top judge vows transparency in court system The country's chief judge pledged yesterday to increase transparency in the judicial process as 3,000 provincial and lower level courts began to post judgments online. ...

  5. News - China - JUSTICE

    China issues new rule to stop wealthy from buying their way out of jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:07am by Andrea Chen

    ... a former judge in Nancheng county, Jiangxi; and Lin An, a former prosecutor stationed at a local prison in Inner Mongolia. Sun, Wu and Lin are suspected of taking bribes, and Liu of releasing ...

  6. News - China - JUSTICE

    Former Bo aide Huang Qifan urges top judges to 'learn from Hollywood'

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Watching action heroes and courtroom dramas helps decision-making, Chongqing mayor says Judges urged to learn from foreign films Mainland judges should watch more foreign films that involve heroes and courtrooms because they show that justice always prevails over evil- or most of the time, anyway. Such is the advice to China's top judges from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Lack of transparency on legal aid decisions criticised

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:25am by Austin Chiu

    ... is vetted. It can be problematic if the department reviews only the trial judge's reasons for the verdict, as the judge could have erred while summing up the facts, he said. Hung suggested ...

  8. News - World - JUSTICE

    Qatar court jails US couple for three years over death of adopted African daughter

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 12:26am by AFP

    ... (HK$32,000) each and to be deported after serving their sentence. But reading the verdict, the judge did not specify the exact charges for which the Huangs were convicted. The couple, who say ... should be allowed to go home." Defence lawyer Eric Woltz said the case was left in confusion and the charge unclear. "The judge literally read a couple of sentences. There wasn't ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    Guangdong chief justice calls for reform of China's 'Soviet' court system

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:07pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Top judge says court system is outdated Guangdong’s top judge has criticised the mainland’s court system as unsuited  to a modern economy and called for steps to reduce interference ... the courts as just another government agency. In it, judges’ decisions must be cleared by court superiors and their budgets are administered by local bureaucrats, a potential source of interference. ...

  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    China's Supreme People's Court calls for end to torture in new guidelines

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Keith Zhai

    ... must be decided by judges without interference by local governments. "Extracting confessions through torture- such as the use of cold, hunger, drying, scorching, fatigue and other illegal ... The guidelines also urge local courts to deal with death penalty cases with extra care and stipulate that only "experienced" judges should handle them. "Evidence must be valued … More ...




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