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  1. Lawyers wary of Basic Law interpretation

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle An influential legal group with ties to Beijing has called on the government not to seek an interpretation of the Basic Law just because it wants to head off a legal challenge ... in which future interpretations would be requested and delivered. 'It is wrong for the government to ask for an interpretation just to target a judicial review,' said Mr Hoo. He said ...

  2. No certainty in a system open to interpretation

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... whatever the Hong Kong government and legislature decide. At the same time, Beijing wouldn't be boxing itself in legally: the Standing Committee is always there to renege on promises if need ...

  3. Government to seek Basic Law interpretation

    Posted Mar 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... is of the view that an interpretation of the Basic Law can ensure the chief executive election takes place as scheduled and avoid any possible constitutional crisis caused by legal challenges to the term ... Gary Cheung, Jimmy Cheung and Klaudia Lee The government will ask Beijing to interpret the Basic Law over the term of the next chief executive. The South China Morning Post understands ...

  4. NPC urged to interpret poll rules

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... that the government would not seek such an interpretation. Another speaker, Chen Sixi, vice-director of the working committee of Legal Affairs of the National People's Congress, acknowledged that diverse ... Klaudia Lee State Council adviser calls for ruling on chief executive election procedures A senior member of a State Council think-tank yesterday called for an interpretation of the Basic ...

  5. We're a long way from the last resort

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for such interpretations, so doing it cannot threaten the rule of law. Who is she kidding? There have already been four interpretations since the handover in 1997. The erosion of our legal independence is done ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com When in doubt, seek a mainland interpretation of the Basic Law. That seems to be standard for former justice chief Elsie Leung Oi-sie. We should be thankful she ...

  6. Lawyer sues 1,148 prison officers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu More than 1,100 Correctional Services officers are being sued by a lawyer for more than HK$7 million in legal fees he says they have failed to pay for three years since ... million worth of legal services his two law firms provided to members of the officers' association for the lawsuits. Settlement would mean each officer paying about HK$6,200 on average. ...

  7. Lawmakers seek legal limits on how bond sale proceeds are used

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... objective in law would invite legal challenges or litigation in interpreting whether objectives could or would be met. Cheng Yan-chee, deputy secretary for financial services and the treasury, ... Dennis Eng Lawmakers yesterday called on the government to put legally binding limits on how proceeds from government bond sales can be used, to ensure the funds are not mismanaged. ...

  8. Top court told pay cuts are fully legal

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... 1997, the bills did not leave civil servants any worse off, and the court had erred by finding they did. 'The Court of Appeal applied a literal, technical and rigid interpretation ... them to accept those changes. 'This is an erroneous interpretation of Article 100... [It takes] no account of the constitutional power to legislate or of the theme of continuity' ...

  9. People's legal action on the rise

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the maximum extent,' he was quoted as saying. He said that a legal interpretation of the role of mediation in administrative litigation would be drafted to provide legal support, because the law ... Irene Wang Administrative trials are increasing, says official Legal action by the public against government officials has risen in the past six years, with an average of 100,000 cases ...

  10. Legal journal refuses to print article on Tibet

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Law publication is self-censoring, says author of rejected piece An article setting out the legal basis for Tibetan self-determination has been refused publication in the Law ... Brendan Clift, requested that he write a similar article, but expanded to suit the legal community. Mr Clift said he did not want to comment for this story. The draft of the article for Hong Kong ...




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