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  1. 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. ...

  2. Chief justice faces more than legal challenges

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is a great testimony to our senior judges in administering justice and preserving judicial independence in Hong Kong that one often forgets that in many ways our own judicial system ... are unique to Hong Kong and the 'one country, two systems' concept. The tenure of the first chief justice, Andrew Li Kwok-nang, was therefore defined by some groundbreaking judgments which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Trusted judge who fought for legal integrity of city

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Mr Justice Michael Hartmann began his career as a reporter in Africa, and carried his liberal attitudes into the city's highest courtrooms Trusted judge who fought for legal integrity of HK Mr Justice Michael Hartmann may not be the most publicly visible judge to have served in the High Court but few equal his reputation for handing down ...

  4. Outgoing chief justice dons robes a final time

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang donned his judicial robes for the last time yesterday and bid farewell to the legal profession and the public, describing himself ... Kong's first chief justice gave thanks for the support he has received and bid farewell. 'In a few moments, I shall be taking off my judicial robes for the final time. In a few weeks' ...

  5. New chief justice must rise to the challenge

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one of the core components of our city's success. The first change of chief justice since the 1997 handover is, therefore, a matter of great importance. Indeed, Andrew Li Kwok-nang's decision last year to retire early- he is expected to step down in September- was greeted with widespread consternation. These concerns should be eased by the selection last week of Mr Justice ...

  6. Early departure of chief justice seen as a good test for rule of law

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The departure of the chief justice, Andrew Li Kwok-nang, will be 'a good test of how deeply rooted is the legal culture and rule of law in Hong Kong', says a leading constitutional law expert. The chief justice announced last year he will be taking early retirement and will step down at the end of August after leading Hong Kong's judiciary for 13 years as first ...

  7. Justice's role in selection of law dean a conflict of interest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kenneth Kwok's reference to Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi's membership in the council of the University of Hong Kong and to the Basic Law in his response ('Common law ... of its law faculty dean. The justice's presence on the committee that reviews the law dean's appointment entails conflict of interest. As a justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr ...

  8. Care needed in picking the next chief justice

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The biggest compliment that can be paid to Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang is that the survival of Hong Kong's rule of law is no longer seriously questioned. That was not the case ... and could yet become a problem for the new chief justice. The process for selecting Li's successor should not be politicised. The integrity of that process will be undermined if it descends ...

  9. View judicial reviews as a good thing, says chief justice

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The growing number of judicial reviews in Hong Kong should be viewed in a 'constructive and positive way' by both the public and the government, the chief justice said yesterday. Noting the striking growth in the number of cases in recent years, Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said judicial review was the 'cornerstone of good governance... ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Final Appeal rejects widow's claim for work-injury compensation

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... not be reached for comment. The case was heard before Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi, Mr Justice Roberto Ribeiro, Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary and Lord Justice Hoffmann.   ...




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