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  1. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Family calls for wrongful conviction probe after man spends six years on death row

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:28pm by Echo Hui

    ... tortured, but he couldn’t.” From a legal perspective, executing an innocent is not uncommon on the mainland. Last year, Supreme People’s Court executive vice-president Shen Deyong urged an end ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for curb on legal power of SFC

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle cliff.buddle@scmp.com Kevin Zervos says finance watchdog should be stripped of its authority to prosecute as it could conflict with regulatory and investigative role Top prosecutor calls for curbs on power of SFC The Securities and Futures Co ...

  3. News - China - JUDICIARY

    Experts say judicial independence would lead to political reform

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... should be judicial independence," he said. The report also said that some parts of the revised Criminal Procedure Law were actually examples of backtracking, in terms of legal reform. ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Report says judicial independence can be the first step towards political reform and should not be considered unique to capitalist countries Legal experts ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Family judges to have more control over child custody cases

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... who chaired a working group overseeing the new court procedures. Hartmann remains a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal following his retirement in July. He said the purpose ... Ho Chi-kuen, also a member of the working group, said the new procedures and the more proactive role of family judges as conciliators could help resolve disputes more efficiently. Ho said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates take two separate training paths to be judges or lawyers. Any Chine ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top justice officials back independence of Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:22pm by Stuart Lau

    ... the boundaries permitted by the law. The pair were speaking at the opening ceremony for the 2014 legal year. Asked about Beijing officials' view that there ought to be "co-operation" ... But he said the constitutional line was clear. "Courts and judges deal only with the legal issues arising in the disputes that come before them and we determine only these legal ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Judges' pay rise may not be enough to attract new blood, say legal observers

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... HK$210,500. If approved, the pay adjustment will be backdated to take effect from April 1 this year. Dennis Kwok Wing-hang, lawmaker for the legal sector, said: "I'm worried whether we have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Preserve common law after 2047: top Hong Kong judge

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Chief justice says legal system must continue as it is after 2047, and warns against a repeat of 1999 case in which top court was overruled PRESERVE COMMON LAW, SAYS TOP JUDGE Common law should remain the basis of Hong Kong's legal system beyond 2047, the end of the 50-year guarantee stated in the Basic Law, the city's top judge says. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Elsie Leung backed in rule of law row

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... last week when she said Beijing's guarantee that Hong Kong would remain unchanged for 50 years did not extend to the legal system. Lau Nai-keung, appointed to the committee by Beijing, ... People's Daily, that "unchanged for 50 years" referred to the central government's basic principles and policies towards Hong Kong, but the city's legal system "is ever ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief justice accuses lawyers of being cold and big-headed

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Gazette. "Some cases involve vulnerable people, which require a soft touch, a human touch." He said it wasn't only legal ability that was important for a judge, but "a sense ... the judicial system. Recounting his fledgling days in the legal sector, Ma said the barristers who mentor graduates sometimes "teach you the right thing or sometimes the wrong thing". He ...




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