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  1. Just following procedure

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau When a civil servant makes a mistake, do you blame him or the system that allows the mistake to occur? If the mistake was made after he followed all the procedures set up to help ... was procedurally sound in coming to a substantively wrong decision. Unless there is evidence to suggest Mr Leung might have compromised his integrity in any way- and I am not suggesting he has- ...

  2. Confidence shaken by hub revelations

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... When details of a decade-old project design competition were dug up and turned into 'dark matter' to be used against a front runner in the chief executive race, few expected the issue to become a bombshell for the government. The selective discl ...

  3. 'Legal means' to tackle abode issue

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... legal procedures in Court of Final Appeal (unpredictable outcome) Amend the Basic Law (slow and not preferred by Beijing) Reinterpretation of Article 24 by the NPC Standing Committee (political, ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying yesterday assured lawmakers that he would stick to legal channels when tackling the issue of right of abode ...

  4. Legality of green paper option in doubt

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the Basic Law. Pan-democrats reacted with shock, saying that, from a legal perspective, Mr Tang was plainly wrong. Article 68 of the Basic Law states 'the ultimate aim is the election of all ... of the Basic Law, since the consultation paper was designed to seek a wide range of views. He noted that members of the legal community had said the retention of functional constituencies breached ...

  5. Direct elections in 2007 'perfectly legal'

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Basic Law provides for universal suffrage, says Bar Association The Hong Kong Bar Association has waded into the debate over universal suffrage by saying there are no legal barriers to prevent direct elections in 2007. Association chairman Edward Chan King-sang SC yesterday presented the association's legal views on the laws central to the debate- articles 45 ...

  6. Illegal farmer seeks legal aid to sue on ban

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong A New Territories man running an illegal chicken farm is pursuing legal aid to sue the government for seizing his flock. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ... up our two sons.' Mrs Lo said the family used to earn a few thousand dollars a month from selling the chickens, which she did as an illegal hawker. Mr Lo, 67, visited the Legal Aid ...

  7. Legal interpretation

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Xinhua has quoted a distinguished legal expert, Shao Tianren, as saying that this statement had been taken out of context, misinterpreted and contorted. According to Mr Shao, the Foreign Ministry ... after 2007 should be decided in accordance with the principles and procedures enshrined in Article 68 of the Basic Law and its Annex II, in accordance with the actual conditions ...

  8. Prospects for cross-border services

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... base judgments on the provisions of codes and statutes, on which they elaborate broadly, and settled precedents did not have any legally binding power in court rulings. In the common law ... rule, implying different role expectations in the judiciary system, and different procedures in court rulings. For example, judges take the role of mediator, seeking resolution between ...

  9. Voting procedures frozen in favour of government

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

    ... The Standing Committee's decision on electoral reform requires that legislative voting procedures remain unchanged and thereby places a restriction on a rule of procedure that does not appear in the Basic Law. It goes against Article 75, which states: 'The rules of procedure of the Legislative Council shall be made by the council on its own, provided that they do ...

  10. A step-by-step procedure

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... now been added - is based on common sense. If one looks at Hong Kong ordinances, when procedures are construed, one follows another in the sequence they are written. On the face of it, ...




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