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  1. Defence rings hollow

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Much of the debate regarding Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's executive order on covert surveillance revolves around two concepts: law, and 'legal procedures ... in accordance with legal procedures, to meet the needs of public security or of investigation into criminal offences'. In the absence of a law on covert surveillance, the chief executive issued ...

  2. Ruling by decree

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... be protected by law.' Moreover, this freedom may not be infringed 'except that the relevant authorities may inspect communication in accordance with legal procedures to meet the needs ... of 'legal procedures'. In 1997, two days before Hong Kong passed from Britain to China, the Legislative Council provided just such legal backing, passing the Interception of Communications ...

  3. The rush to spy on us

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of residents.' The government so far has been preoccupied with drafting legislation to provide 'legal procedures' to allow itself to 'inspect communication' so as to 'meet ... months remain. That is not normally sufficient time to draft, examine and adopt important legislation, which this clearly is. The Hartmann decision said that while there was no legal basis ...

  4. First, protect people's privacy

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... after this unequivocal declaration that the exception clause appears: '... except that the relevant authorities may inspect communication in accordance with legal procedures to meet ... circumstances violate the freedom and privacy of communication of Hong Kong residents. In fact, the entire purpose of the order was to strengthen the government's position that it is legal for law ...

  5. The change that altered 'nothing'

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the formulation of a new constitution based on legal procedures that is more suited to Taiwan's present situation,' he said. 'It will be difficult, but not impossible, to formulate a new ...

  6. The perfect opportunity

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... It is right to show respect for mainland legal procedures but, that said, there is still much that Mr Tsang can do. For one thing, he can hold a meeting with Ching's wife, Mary Lau Man-yee, who ...

  7. Pressure point

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... injured protesters were treated].' As a result of what he did, he said, he and his wife were 'kidnapped without any legal procedure' and deprived of freedom for 294 days. Here ...

  8. Is the chief executive still above the law?

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... to anti-corruption regulation. To that end, the government will introduce legislation into the Legislative Council as soon as possible to put in place the necessary legal regulatory procedures within ... Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen was responsible for shepherding the bill through the legislature and, inexplicably, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung was not present, nor anyone else with legal ...

  9. Suffering under the spotlight

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... or restrict' his attempts at fact-finding. Professor Nowak's report made many recommendations to the government. Many of these had to do with the legal and judicial systems, such as reforming the criminal law by adding the crime of torture. He urged Beijing to reform its law on criminal procedure to provide for the right to remain silent, the privilege against self-incrimination, the right ...

  10. Do your own dirty work

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang's address at the opening of the legal year tackled, somewhat indirectly, an issue that has been brewing in Hong Kong for years: ... its senior counsel Daniel Fung Wah-kin, repeatedly put pressure on the courts to abbreviate their usual procedures in the case brought by elderly welfare recipient Lo Siu-lan. The judiciary ...




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