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  1. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... The draft rules stipulate that lawyers cannot make “misleading” comments, issue open letters or incite demonstrations to pressure courts or judges to review decisions. Article 85 of the code states: ...

  2. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Police released a businessman who ran "key" company in Shuangfeng in Hunan after receiving letter warning about risks to social stability A county ... was made in a chat room that Li’s release came after Shuangfeng officials wrote the letter to counterparts in Loudi. Mainland media pursued the claim and China News Service on Thursday reported ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former Hong Kong prosecutors defend management of Department of Justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... of the department's management. In an open letter to current DPP Keith Yeung Ka-hung, Cross suggested he "review management practices" and "see how a more civilised managerial style can ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former DPP: Justice Department should not take market regulator's prosecuting power

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... regulation and oversight", adding that the watchdog's power to prosecute could lead to conflicts over its investigative and regulatory role. But Cross, in an open letter addressed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Zervos vs Cross: legal eagles clash over ICAC's probe of Donald Tsang

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Zervos vs Cross: legal eagles clash Retired prosecution chief Grenville Cross has rounded on the "hands-off" approach taken by the man currently in the post towards the ICAC's 18-month investigation of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In a media letter, Cross, director of public prosecutions from 1997 to 2009, said Kevin ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Calls grow for end to child custody clashes

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by JULIE CHU, Patsy Moy

    ... of Children. In a letter to the government more than a year ago, the Law Society's family law committee said the concept of custody did not encourage divorcing couples to act in the best interests of their children. "The concept of parental responsibility requires a cultural mindset which can only be achieved by new legislation," it wrote in the letter tabled at last month's Legco ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... an independent legal aid authority," council chairman Dr Eric Li Ka-cheung stated in a letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. "The council believes that the proposal to revert [the ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Calls for independent chief prosecutor for Hong Kong rejected

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... of Justice said in a letter to the Legislative Council that an independent chief prosecutor would contravene the Basic Law. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for leniency for first-time offenders

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... offenders. Instead, a compassionate approach could stop them reoffending, he said. Zervos said there we multiple ways to achieve criminal justice, such as asking defendants to write letters ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hongkongers not after full autonomy, academics say

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... be dealt with seriously, Lu said in a letter to the South China Morning Post on October 12 that "these guys who advocate for Hong Kong independence are sheer morons. Deprived of support from ...



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