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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top court gets new permanent judge

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the projects. The South China Morning Post earlier reported that the judiciary has struggled to recruit new judges to replace those who are retiring because there is only a limited pool of candidates.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1210223/top-court-gets-new-permanent-judge
  2. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Retired judge called back to bench

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... the judiciary as staffing shortages persist. The appointment was gazetted on Thursday when Judge Woo Kwok-hing, the former vice-president of the Court of Appeal, returned to the Court of First Instance as a deputy judge. The two courts form what is called the High Court. Woo will serve until January 31 next year. Latest judiciary figures, submitted to the Legislative Council this week, revealed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1074859/retired-judge-called-back-bench
  3. 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

    ... participants, who wore black and marched in silence in the profession's third public display of support for the judiciary since the handover in 1997. Watch: Hong Kong lawyers march to defend 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
  4. News - China

    Fighting corruption and terrorism top priorities of China's judiciary

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 04:39am by Zhang Hong, MANDY ZUO

    ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Mainland's chief justice and prosecutor promise to continue crackdown efforts Corruption, terrorism top targets of judiciary The fight against terrorism and corruption will be top priorities for judicial officials over the coming year, the mainland's chief justice and chief prosecutor said yesterday in their annual reports to the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1445700/fighting-corruption-and-terrorism-top-priorities-chinas-judiciary
  5. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkish president Abdullah Gul signs law tightening government grip on judiciary

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 08:08pm by AFP

    ... a contested bill tightening the government’s grip on the judiciary as it grapples to contain the fallout from a major corruption probe. The new law, which sparked fistfights among lawmakers debating it in parliament, will give the justice ministry greater control over the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK), an independent body responsible for appointing members of the judiciary. Watch: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435786/turkish-president-abdullah-gul-signs-law-tightening-government-grip
  6. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkish PM backtracks in row with judiciary as police raid Islamic charity

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:57am by AFP

    ... said yesterday he was ready to withdraw a contentious bill aimed at curbing the powers of the judiciary as he battled to contain the worst crisis of his 11 years in office. His about-face came ... circle. His government has sought to limit the powers of the judiciary and has sacked hundreds of police and prosecutors involved in the investigation, which Erdogan claims is a plot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405851/turkish-pm-backtracks-row-judiciary-police-raid-islamic-charity
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can do better at spreading the word about independent judiciary

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 03:31am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says misunderstandings about legal system hurt business Spread the word about our independent judiciary Hong Kong is, according to some industry insiders, losing ... Obviously, it is essential to keep our institutions that way. We can all help. Everyone in Hong Kong takes it for granted that we have an independent judiciary- but do our business and social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1390284/hong-kong-can-do-better-spreading-word-about-independent
  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong's rule of law in safe hands, says judge

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com It's fiercely independent and frighteningly intellectual, says judge in right-of-abode case where referral to Beijing is being called for 'Judiciary will bow to no one but the law' Hong Kong's judiciary will remain as independent and well-respected as it is today regardless of what cynics may say, according to a top judge. Mr Justice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1190845/hong-kongs-rule-law-safe-hands-says-judge
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Magistrate rapped for refusing bail request without giving reason

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Eastern Court's Symon Wong, who gave no reason for refusing man's request for time to get a lawyer, 'brought disgrace to judiciary' Magistrate warned over bail decision A High Court judge has rapped a magistrate for "bringing disgrace to the judiciary" over his decision to refuse bail to a defendant in a drug case who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556477/magistrate-rapped-refusing-bail-request-without-giving-reason
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Victims of gang rape criticise 'shipwreck of a verdict' in France

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Gang rape victims attack 'shipwreck' of a verdict Two teenage gang rape victims said they had seen a "judicial shipwreck" after a French court acquitted 10 youths and handed down light sentences to four ot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1058980/victims-gang-rape-criticise-shipwreck-verdict-france

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