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  1. Confidence in judiciary is key to rule of law

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... continued to feel that they will get a fair hearing in court by judges who rule without fear or favour. This can be seen by the numerous cases they have brought against the government, by invoking clauses in the Basic Law that protect their fundamental rights. The revelation that two part-time judges are members of the Civic Party has therefore raised eyebrows. Legitimate questions have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551035/confidence-judiciary-key-rule-law
  2. Whose fault is it?

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Carmen Li, Carmen Liu Ka-Man

    ... to maintain control over its people. Whether this is good or not depends on how courts interpret the strict rules and regulations. For example, it is illegal to disrupt the peace. But the judge should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732143/whose-fault-it
  3. DAB to mount challenge over part-time judges

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denise Hung Lawmaker says the judiciary should steer clear of politics The DAB is to challenge whether part-time judges should be allowed to have political affiliations. Legislator Li ... appointment as a deputy district judge last month. Ms Leong is one of the most senior barristers in Hong Kong and a former Bar Association chairwoman. She was previously appointed Recorder in 1997 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551043/dab-mount-challenge-over-part-time-judges
  4. No constitutional right to filibuster, judge rules

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Tony Cheung Lawmakers do not enjoy a constitutional right to filibuster, a High Court judge ruled as he explained why he refused to review Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing's controversial decision to halt a prolonged debate. Court of First Instance judge Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon also ruled that the Legco president had the power under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002012/no-constitutional-right-filibuster-judge-rules
  5. Chief Justice bars judges from active politics

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday issued a new guideline to part-time judges, barring them from actively participating in political parties. The move follows concerns raised after two part-time judges were found to be members of the newly formed Civic Party. In the guideline, the chief justice reaffirmed the practice of allowing part-time judges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553156/chief-justice-bars-judges-active-politics
  6. The authorities must respect the rule of law

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

    ... daughter has the right of abode. In the case in question, the former domestic helper from the Philippines is due to appear in court in August. This is to enable a judge to decide whether she should ... was about to take off when a judge hurriedly ordered that the removal must not go ahead. The mother claims she and her daughter were roughly manhandled. This must be thoroughly investigated. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459286/authorities-must-respect-rule-law
  7. Civic Party membership defended

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Jimmy Cheung Political newcomer says affiliation will not lessen part-time judges' impartiality The Civic Party yesterday defended its membership, which includes part-time judges, saying their political affiliation would not compromise impartiality. The party membership of around 130 includes High Court Recorder Jacqueline Leong and barrister Thomas Au ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547266/civic-party-membership-defended
  8. Lawmakers picking over security bill

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... be controversial. If the bill is not well drawn up, the scope can be extremely broad.' The bill must be passed by August, before a grace period granted to the government by High Court judge Mr Justice ... 'judicial authorisation' with 'judge's authorisation' to remove doubt about whether 'judicial' indeed means 'judge's'. The proposed bill regulates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550339/lawmakers-picking-over-security-bill
  9. Roh criticised for distancing Seoul from US alliance

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Washington's top negotiator with North Korea, Christopher Hill, has become the latest high-profile figure to take a swing at South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's vision of his country as the 'balancing' power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/501633/roh-criticised-distancing-seoul-us-alliance
  10. Roh camp prepares for more challenges

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the impeachment issue is resolved. The nine judges of the Constitutional Court must decide by a two-thirds majority whether to return the president to office or uphold the impeachment, which ... to office may yet prove premature. Last week, Choo Sun-hoe, one of the judges of the Constitutional Court was quoted as saying: 'We are really in a difficult situation', sparking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/455067/roh-camp-prepares-more-challenges

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