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  1. Justice delayed

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Neville Sarony

    ... Neville Sarony 'Justice delayed is justice denied' is a phrase coined by the English prime minister William Gladstone, but its essence was more eloquently defined by the late chief justice of the US Supreme Court, Warren Burger: 'A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people, and three things could ...

  2. Justice for Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writer Hong Kong's got a new chief justice. Geoffrey Ma Tao-li took office last week and met the press this week. He said he would be ready to defend human rights in Hong Kong, but admitted that Beijing had the power to overrule him. Ma, 54, said Hong Kong should only seek advice from Beijing in 'very special situations'. This has only happened twice in the history ...

  3. Indonesian investors demand justice

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Indonesian investors who claim they are owed millions by an offshore investment fund which promised them up to 28 per cent returns on their money have demanded police act quickly to bring its Hong Kong-based director to justice. The 26 investors, from Surabaya, protested outside the offices of the Commercial Crime Bureau yesterday. Representative Elly Norindah ...

  4. Citizens' advice bureau necessary, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Hong Kong should consider setting up a British-style Citizens' Advice Bureau to provide free legal services for people in need, a forum on civil justice heard yesterday. Independent lawmaker Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, made the suggestion during an Access to Justice forum organised by the British Council and sponsored by the British consulate-general. The forum was attended ...

  5. Reform block?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Department of Justice says Hong Kong's democratic progress would be stifled if the next chief executive served a full five-year term, not two years. What do you think? How does the issue affect the rule of law? Share your views: write to us ...


    Analysis: Manila gambles with UN arbitration in dispute with China

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Beijing's consent represents a unique feature of the UNCLOS compared with other UN conventions. Unlike the International Court of Justice- already rejected by Beijing as an option to solve the South ...

  7. Court to rule on foreign helpers' residency today

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the right to apply for permanent residence. The appeal stems from a ruling by Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, of the Court of First Instance, who found in September that an immigration provision ... of Final Appeal was likely. '[We will] appeal until we see justice,' Daly said, in case today's ruling goes against his client. The government believes the Basic Law drafters wanted ...

  8. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 28, 2012

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Cult leader hanged for six murders TOKYO- Japan executed two people yesterday, including a 65-year-old female cult leader convicted of six murders that took place during supposed exorcisms. The Justice Ministry said Sachiko Eto and 39-year-old Yukinori Matsuda were put to death by hanging. Matsuda was convicted of killing two people during a robbery in 2003. Japan had ...

  9. Being too cool may turn you into a climate criminal

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the International Court of Justice at The Hague - can help the world attain climate justice. The council - which comprises academics, lawyers, environmental advocates, government officials ... of climate justice in Hong Kong. Former legislator Cyd Ho Sau-lan said the heat-island effect - in which tall buildings trap heat and push up temperatures in urban areas - was 'one of many ...

  10. World legal body chooses city for regional office

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com A prestigious international legal body is set to open a regional office in Hong Kong, in a move described by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung ... Court of Appeal judge Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, a long-time member of the International Hague Network of Judges, will become the office's first representative when he retires in July. ...




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