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  1. Hong Kong's judiciary must look beyond its colonial foundations

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... husband by a mostly white prosecution team in the High Court. In the Court of First Instance, the case was tried by jury, under the legal direction of a white judge. In the Court of Appeal, it was heard by three white judges. Hardly any ethnic Chinese was involved in the case's legal arguments. Judges' backgrounds affect how they decide. Race is an important background factor. ...

  2. Judge has high hopes for mainland's legal system

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Senior Judges. Not only was it his first time in the programme; it was also his first Hong Kong visit. 'I know from the course introduction that the programme is quite intensive,' said ... and judges here in Hong Kong, and to learn from each other. That's why I came,' he added. Ren said that from his readings, he had learned about the separation of powers in Hong Kong and its ...

  3. Retirement of liberal judge raises fears for our core values

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... administration would spell the end of an era when rights, freedoms and the rule of law are the cornerstone of society. These worries coincide with news of the retirement of a liberal judge. The Court of Final Appeal permanent judge, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, who is known for his opposition to seeking Beijing's interpretation of the Basic Law and who is a strong defender of human rights, ...

  4. Panel of judges

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Professor Richard Petty (Chairman) Immediate past president and chairman of the board, CPA Australia, and professor in accounting and finance, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (representing CPA Australia) Colin Chau Senior vice-president, Listing D ...

  5. Surprise as top judge goes early

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainly to provide for an orderly succession. A number of senior judges are to set to retire over the next five years and he believes his successor should be responsible for appointing ... or her once the Legislative Council has approved the choice. Any Court of Final Appeal or High Court judge, or a barrister or solicitor who has been practising in Hong Kong for at least 10 years, ...

  6. Judge grants New World pair review of Legco powers

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has gone beyond its remit, even though the judge said that line of argument 'barely satisfied' the test of being reasonably arguable. Mr Justice Cheung rejected the applicants' ...

  7. Panel of Judges

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clement Cheung, Commissioner of Insurance, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Kathryn Dioth, Chief executive, ING Platform Services Andrew Fung, Deputy general manager and head of investment and insurance, Hang Seng Bank Jim Jan Zen, Vice-president a ...

  8. Judge rejects passport rule on birth country

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... on a mistake of fact which may more plainly be described as a mistake of law,' the judge said in handing down his ruling before a court packed with South Asian Hong Kong residents. 'That on its own is a good reason for quashing the decision and for referring it back to the director for consideration under law.' The judge emphasised it was up to the administrative process, ...

  9. Train Hong Kong judges to be the best

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some fundamental questions and to press the legal-judicial enterprise for some real changes ('Nina Wang olive branch after win', September 17). Five Court of Final Appeal judges were unanimous in their condemnation of the decision handed down in the Court of First Instance and subsequently upheld by the Court of Appeal. One of those judges, Henry Litton, said the six-month trial ...

  10. HK people will judge Tung fairly, says retiring official

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Hong Kong people will judge former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa fairly, retiring Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Shelley Lee Lai-kuen said yesterday. She noted the public had blamed Mr Tung, a friend for more than 30 years, for many of the city's problems in the years since the handover, but she said he was greeted with support when he went on district ...




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