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  1. Rough justice

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... undoubtedly never thought that she might become a world symbol for the failings of the country's criminal justice. Yet, her forthcoming trial in Hefei, for the murder of Briton Neil Heywood, ...

  2. Former chief justice sings Wong's praises

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com Former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang has taken the unusual step of making public a personal letter paying tribute to the 'outstanding contribution' of Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, who steps down this week after seven years in the job. Praising Wong's 'invaluable' contribution to the maintenance of the rule ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Presumed guilty in China

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says the renewed interest in seeking justice for an unsolved poisoning case 18 years ago highlights that, even with changes to China's criminal laws, ... uncovered wrongful convictions. Ascribing the high number of such convictions to the deeply rooted presumption of guilt in the Chinese criminal justice system, he called for a change in the legal ...

  4. Justice secretary 'will consider' staying out of senior officials' cases

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com The law against corruption involving senior officials is clear, says Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung, and he will consider disengaging from sensitive ... has not also announced his disengagement from the cases of Tsang and [former chief secretary Henry] Tang [Ying-yen]. The secretary for justice, who reports to the chief executive, ...

  5. Justice system guilty of delay on reforms

    Posted Apr 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The sad case of She Xianglin is the mainland's criminal justice system in microcosm. Mr She has served 11 years in prison for killing his wife. The supposed murder victim, however, ... alleges was forced out of him after 10 days of torture and sleep deprivation- Mr She is now free. But the criminal justice system that helped put him behind bars for more than a decade ...

  6. Justice chief advised to steer clear of Tang case

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A former director of public prosecutions says the secretary for justice must exclude himself if his department needs to decide whether to prosecute Henry Tang Ying-yen or his wife Lisa Kuo Yu-chin for building an unauthorised basement. Former prosecutions chief Grenville Cross told the South China Morning Post that Secretary for Justice ...

  7. Citizens are still a long way from enjoying true justice

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei With only meagre improvements in the second draft of amendments to the Criminal Procedure Law, it appears the mainland's criminal justice system is still a long way from ... consultation, will maintain a system that is heavily biased towards police power. Worse still, it will create a two-tier criminal justice system where political undesirables are treated differently from ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Tough money laundering law

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Unfair laws can take a long time to be changed in HK Philip Bowring's article ("Justice ill-served by prosecutions", March 24) and Jake van der Kamp's columns about the money laundering offence, raise significant issues. Professionals in the financial services industry share their concerns. It might surprise many that in Hong Kong you can be convicted ...

  9. Procedure Law needs to do itself justice

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to address the problems the country's criminal justice system has manifested. A revision of the CPL is finally included on this year's legislative agenda, and the list for desired ... law professor Mike McConville. The low rate of appearances by witnesses, combined with the high rate of convictions based on confession, shows that the mainland's criminal justice system ...

  10. Justice for money

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... and suffered from hyperactivity. A former lawmaker and a jurist wrote character references for him. Yet the light sentence raised many eyebrows about the alleged double standards of a justice system ... he is rich. It is not a sin to be rich, but using money and power to undermine justice is. Our city is becoming more and more like the mainland, where cash rules, not the law. So what ...




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