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  1. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Proposal for circuit courts 'a step forward for greater judicial independence' in China

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:36pm by Cary Huang

    ... court or the circuit court," Fan said. "It also creates competition between the two judicial systems, which will better promote justice," he said. The circuit court proposal ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top justice officials back independence of Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:22pm by Stuart Lau

    ... in the face of calls by Beijing officials for more "co-operation" between the three branches of government and public abuse of judges. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said public confidence ... transparency in all that the courts do in order to demonstrate the integrity of the law". Meanwhile, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung lambasted people who he said had resorted ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief justice accuses lawyers of being cold and big-headed

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... justice accuses Lawyers Of being cold and big-headed Some lawyers have huge egos while some judges need to develop more of a "human touch". The verdict was delivered by Chief Justice ... was bound to be involved in the law. "The 'right to march' covers Falun Gong, people marching against the government, June 4th- these are all political," the chief justice said. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief Justice defends city's courts in Oxford talk

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Geoffrey Ma Tao-li says speculation is natural following criticism by former justice secretary City's top judge defends courts in Oxford talk In a rare public remark on a topical issue, the city's top judge has said it is natural for Hongkongers to speculate about former justice secretary Elsie Leung Oi-sie's recent criticism ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen rejects call for Chinese-only appeal judges

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Rimsky Yuen says scholars' recommendation for appeal court would limit available talent Justice secretary rejectscall for Chinese-only bench The city's justice minister dismissed suggestions that all Court of Final Appeal judges should be Chinese nationals, as this would "unduly restrict" the talent available for appointment. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Lord Lester calls on lawmakers to speed up reforms to aid justice

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle Visiting QC says Hong Kong's legal system is hampered by painfully slow changes in laws British lawmaker calls for reforms to aid justice Hong Kong's judges have ... such as privacy. Lester's comments follow controversy over former secretary for justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie's statement that the city's judges fail to understand the relationship between Hong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Judges don’t need to be patriots, says former top judge Andrew Li

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:09am by Peter So

    ... or anti anyone or anything," he wrote. Judges were expected to be fair, impartial and faithful only to the law. It is the first time the retired chief justice has aired his opinions in public ... in a silent march on June 27- despite an assurance by Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung that the paper "carries no intention to impose requirements other than those in the Basic Law ...

  8. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:28pm by Echo Hui

    ... to correct the flaws in China’s justice system. He said defence lawyers must be given equal status with prosecutors, and the court system must become independent. “I heard people say the victory ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for curb on legal power of SFC

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... for prosecuting because this may conflict with their roles as investigators and regulators. Leaving prosecutions to the Department of Justice would also act as a necessary check on their powers, he adds. Zervos, who steps down next month, revealed tension has arisen between the SFC and the prosecutions division of the Department of Justice. The SFC's right to prosecute on its own- which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top court gets new permanent judge

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

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Top court gets new permanent judge Appeal judge Joseph Fok will replace Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi as a permanent judge of the city's top court from ... are the Honourable James Spigelman and the Honourable William Gummow, both of whom will be non-permanent judges of the Court of Final Appeal. Spigelman, 67, was Chief Justice of New South Wales from 1998 ...




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