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  1. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Delegates at Australian Aids conference seek asylum

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... with Sydney's 2GB Radio, arguing that years of poor legal interpretation had distorted the conventions. "Our courts draw on all of their interpretations, and what started out being a pretty ...

  2. Interpretation will be confined to length of next term, says expert

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Ambrose Leung The Standing Committee will only rule on the length of the term of a replacement chief executive and won't interpret other Basic Law provisions ... government to request the National People's Congress Standing Committee to clarify Basic Law provisions. Professor Xu, who believed previously that there was no need for another interpretation ...

  3. Reasons for hope over Beijing's interpretation

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has the legal authority to give interpretations. But it would be better if they could be avoided. This power has been used only once since the handover, in relation to the right of abode saga ... to be the case. There is a chance now for the NPC Standing Committee to show that it has taken into account the aspirations of the majority of Hong Kong people. The interpretation should clarify the legal ...

  4. News - China - SINO-US RELATIONS

    Sunnylands II: Xi Jinping and Barack Obama to meet informally after Apec

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:07am by Teddy Ng

    ... a "new type of major power relations". Wang said he was not sure whether the US "subscribe completely to the exact interpretation of that". "I'm not sure what new style ...

  5. News - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Detained Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia amid legal challenge

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... The asylum seekers had been held at sea by authorities for almost a month, sparking a legal challenge. Their interception and detention has spotlighted Australia's controversial policies to turn ... began legal action to stop them from being sent to Sri Lanka, disputing the government's right to assess asylum claims with the detainees at sea. The High Court decided yesterday to drop ...

  6. 80pc support interpretation, survey claims

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... you think it is legal and constitutional for the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress to interpret the Basic Law?' The second question asked: 'Some people ... Chloe Lai An internet survey conducted by a pro-Beijing newspaper found nearly 80 per cent of respondents support the recent interpretation of the Basic Law, Xinhua reported yesterday. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for impartial election advice from Bar and Law Society

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Legal bodies must be impartial The lay public looking for guidance on electoral reforms from the city's two main legal bodies will be sorely disappointed. The row ... position. That in turn has led to internal criticism of Lam among some of the association's members, who have tabled a motion of no confidence against him. When our own legal experts are going ...

  8. Basic Law interpretation absolutely essential for HK, nation, says Wen

    Posted Apr 11th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Kong's legal profession at a meeting in Shenzhen tomorrow. This is the state leader's first comment on the need for an interpretation since Hong Kong made the request. Made by acting Chief ... Jimmy Cheung An early interpretation of the Basic Law on the term of new chief executive is 'absolutely essential' and in the best interests of Hong Kong and the nation, Premier ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Lawyers warn of possible judicial interference

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Austin Chiu

    ... on the legal merits of the requests for interpretation and expressed "in strong terms" views on the social and political consequences. The professional body made the comments in its first ... lawyers and legal scholars, among them law professors Eric Cheung Tat-ming and Davis who are against seeking an interpretation. But others such as Executive Council members Andrew Liao Cheung-sing ...

  10. 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 ...




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