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  1. Under threat

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the criminal code in several ways that threaten the modified adversarial legal system that Taiwan adopted a decade ago. Instead of supporting the equal contest between prosecutors and defence lawyers ... against media pressure, but Taiwan has no juries. More problematic is the proposal to punish lawyers not only for contempt of court but also for contempt of prosecutors! Legal systems require ...

  2. How perpetrator of brutal police procedures became their victim

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... that the first hearing had not applied the correct legal procedures. But when the date arrived, Mr Chen refused to appear because the court had rejected his request to allow in overseas media. 'I ... such an irrational action, as I have experienced the same helplessness in our legal system,' he said, referring to the man who was executed in November for murdering six Shanghai police officers. ...

  3. Prosecutor, jury and judge in one agency metes out 'justice'

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a reprimand to Mr Mok Kee Tong, a licensed representative of Lehin Securities Limited, and fined him $160,000 for illegal short selling SFC press release November 4 Yes, time to ...

  4. Appeal court quashes jury conviction in rare move

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... appeal courts usually quash convictions because of legal errors, not the facts of a case. The appeal court judges- Mr Justice Michael Stuart-Moore, Mr Justice Wally Yeung Chun-kuen and Mr Justice ...

  5. Convictions row should prompt reflection

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Public Prosecutions for tarnishing the image of Hong Kong's legal system. Whether Archbold was the best place for him to air such views is open to question, and the reference to North Korea ... The question of whether a 'right to trial by jury' exists in Hong Kong has been the subject of a legal challenge, but it is not likely that we will see juries sitting in the District Court ...

  6. Medical Council defends role of legal adviser

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man There was no evidence that having a legal adviser present during Medical Council deliberations in a disciplinary hearing was unfair, the Court of Final Appeal heard yesterday. The case is the second surrounding the role of the council's legal adviser to be heard by a court in the past week. In 2006, the council had found Dr Chan Hei-ling guilty of professional ...

  7. 13 murderers to get fixed terms this year, ending legal limbo

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislation under the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Ordinance also came into effect on July 16 this year, giving the secretary for justice six months to apply to the court for the setting of minimum ...

  8. Probation order for college youth caught with Ecstasy tablets

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A 16-year-old student at La Salle College was placed on a 12-month probation order yesterday for possessing Ecstasy and a painkiller at the school in April. Deputy Magistrate Hui Chun-sing adopted recommendations in the probation order report ...

  9. Detective seeks review over forced retirement

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of procedural irregularities. He then tried but failed to find legal representation within the force. In June, the police commissioner refused his request for a legal representative, the application ... In an application filed on Thursday, Joseph Lam Yau-tak said he was unfairly refused legal representation during the proceedings. Lam, who joined the force in 1977, was suspended in June 1995 when he ...

  10. The case for freeing the 'last hooligan'

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... bungling and legal procedural questions. This has led to appeals for his release grounded on jurisprudence. Sadly, what Niu's case does have in common with many others is an abiding ... of moral authoritarianism. To legal scholars, however, what sets his case apart is that there are no complications to achieving justice, like official corruption or cover-ups. Nor is Niu at fault, ...




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