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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chief justice weighs into debate on Beijing's controversial white paper, telling conference that independence is protected by Basic Law Judiciary ... on the basis of the law and would not be swayed by any other factor. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li was commenting for the first time on the June report, which disturbed many lawyers by classifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice says criticism by ex-justice minister won't affect judges

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

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Geoffrey Ma says comments by the former justice minister will not affect judges; Bar Association warns against undermining of judicial system Top judge hits back at Elsie Leung Criticism by former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie of Hong Kong judges will not influence the decisions of courts, according to the city's top judge. "[Leung] ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128151/hk-chief-justice-says-criticism-ex-justice-minister-wont-affect
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former Hong Kong prosecutors defend management of Department of Justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pair rebut criticisms of management, saying that staff morale was not a problem Former prosecutors back justice department Two former senior prosecution officials have come to the defence of the Department of Justice, which has been embroiled in a row over how much it has done to retain prosecutors and improve their performance. Louisa Lai Nga-man, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1364802/former-hong-kong-prosecutors-defend-management-department-justice
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former DPP: Justice Department should not take market regulator's prosecuting power

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Former director of public prosecutions says Justice Department should let regulator handle its cases and instead boost staff morale 'Leave SFC to run its own legal battles' The Justice Department should not take over the prosecuting power of the securities and futures market regulator, says ex-director of public prosecutions Grenville ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1341326/former-dpp-justice-department-should-not-take-market-regulators
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Justice at risk from excessive workload, says Kevin Zervos

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... workload delaying justice Appeal court judges are saddled with too much work, resulting in unusual delays in delivering their judicial decisions, the city's top prosecutor has warned. ... judges on the Court of Final Appeal, a chief judge of the High Court and one Chief Justice- Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. In the report, Zervos pointed to the failure of some lawyers to file written ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297966/justice-risk-excessive-workload-says-kevin-zervos
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing agencies in Hong Kong bound by local laws, Justice Department says

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... Simpson Cheung and Joyce Ng Question of consular immunity raised after liaison office named in hospitality scandal Beijing agencies must abide by the local laws All employees of offices set up in Hong Kong by the central government are to obey the city's laws, as laid out in the Basic Law, the Department of Justice says. The department was responding to a question ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1238479/beijing-agencies-hk-bound-local-laws-justice-department-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Calls for independent chief prosecutor for Hong Kong rejected

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... on prosecutions currently rest with Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung. Zervos was speaking after a previous director, Grenville Cross SC, and the chairman of the Basic Law Institute, Alan Hoo ... "examined" by the government. He said the Department of Justice examined the matter last year and had exchanged views with the Bar Association in June. "The system is working well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075729/calls-independent-director-public-prosecutions-rejected
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the public to doubt judicial independence, adding: "The secretary of justice has the responsibility to come out and explain it." On police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung's statement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  9. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... stopping lawyers from publicising controversial cases and miscarriages of justice. The draft rules are a violation of freedom of speech and a regression in the state legal system’s push ... the reality and blames lawyers for judicial injustice. In fact, lawyers take advantage of the internet only to protect rights and call for justice.” A Beijing-based lawyer who has reviewed the draft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535260/mainland-china-code-seeks-muzzle-lawyers-who-publicise-cases-through
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Academic weighs in on 'lenient' sentence

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Eddie Lee, Danny Mok

    ... in May last year. The pair had been convicted for continuing a protest after the July 1 pro-democracy march in 2011. Mr Justice Derek Pang Wai-cheong found the sentence too harsh and instead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516822/academic-weighs-lenient-sentence

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